The killings of Indian financiers should take us by surprise. This happens because they are the most vulnerable groups of people who infiltrate dangerous alleys and sidewalks in Metro Manila, where criminals and opportunists lurked.
Although, it is sad to read negative reports and reactions from the Indian community in the Philippines. Of course, it will have a direct impact on the country being an unsafe place for foreigners whose only intention is to help the enterprising poor make an honest living by borrowing s small capital to start their businesses. As if this is not enough for some of us who still hanker for more by inflicting bodily harms to these foreigners in the interest of money. These Indian nationals are in the Philippines to do business of allowing people to borrow money from them on a ‘5-6’ system. That means that if you borrow 5 pesos, the borrower must return the capital plus a peso interest on a weekly basis. Or depending on your arrangements.
But some sinister minds took advantage of these people by preying on them on unguarded moments, along the route, as they go about their daily routines. Some people just don’t have conscience. We knew that everybody needs money. Go and work for it, rather than rob somebody. Worse is that after getting the money, they still inflict bodily harm on these foreigners. It wouldn’t come as a surprise that anybody with cash on his hand is vulnerable to being robbed, especially in cities where poverty is most pronounced.