Filipino nurses in US fired for speaking Tagalog

Three nurses and a secretary were fired from Bon Secours Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in April for speaking in Tagalog.

They were fired for violating a policy to speak only English in the hospital’s emergency room.

“All it takes is just one word. That can be a greeting, a remark or even the name of a Filipino dish. Based on this rule, you could say ‘bagoong’ and lose your job

Bagoong! Bagoong!

The employees have complained of arbitrary termination, adding that the rule prohibiting them from speaking in a language other than English violated their rights.

Now you can get mad, Philippines.

7 Comments

  1. Hi. I’m Thelma Cleto-Salumbides, author of Salitang Pinoy Tagalog Coursebook & Student’s Book 1&2. We surely don’t want to lose our language and culture! Pinoys who’d like to pass on the language to their children must get copies of these. It’s full of excercises with answer key so the learner can study on his/her own. They also have CDs spoken at a normal speed so the learner is exposed to listening to a real and practical discourses. Send me email: salitangpinoybooks@ yahoo.com
    Maraming salamat po,
    Thelma

  2. Hi. I’m Thelma Cleto-Salumbides, author of Salitang Pinoy Tagalog Coursebook & Student’s Book 1&2. We surely don’t want to lose our language and culture! Pinoys who’d like to pass on their language to their children must get copies of these. It’s full of excercises with answer key so the learner can study on his/her own. They also have CDs spoken at a normal speed so the learner is exposed to listening to a real and practical discourses. Send me email: salitangpinoybooks@ yahoo.com
    Maraming salamat po,
    Thelma

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  4. Meanwhile in Flipland, the Tagalista Flipfags are very busy dumbing down all indigenous Flips by exterminating the other indigenous Philippine languages of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

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