Lebanon airline employee fired for humiliating Pinoys


Posted at Oct 11 2012 02:23 PM | Updated as of Oct 12 2012 07:00 PM

MANILA, Philippines – An employee of Lebanon's national airline, MEA has been fired for humiliating travelers from the Philippines.

The woman, who was working at the counter at the Beirut Airport, used the loudspeaker to announce "Filipino people, stop talking," addressing a group of Asian passengers.

A Lebanese businessman, who witnessed the incident complained to the ground staff, but was brushed off.

He then took to Twitter and Facebook to launch a protest campaign and sent a letter to the airline company which promised to investigate.

The incident is part of what human rights groups say is widespread discrimination and abuse of foreign workers in Lebanon.

More than 200,000 women from Asia and Africa work as maids in the country of 4 million people. [email protected]