San Bernardino Pinoys in shock over mass shooting

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Filipinos working around the San Bernardino area where a mass shooting occurred were shocked by the incident.

Filipino Jasmine Barnes was at a nearby building when three armed people opened fire at the Inland Regional Center, killing 14 people and injuring 17 others on Wednesday afternoon.

A San Bernardino county employee, Barnes was at the center herself recently and works with many of the people inside.

“We work closely with them. I’m just afraid to ask kung sino yung mga victims. Nakakatakot talaga. I just don’t feel safe sometimes anymore you know. I just pray that God will protect us,” said Barnes.

While the incident was confined to the Inland Regional Center, most of the surrounding areas were affected.

Some Filipino women working for a remittance and cargo company just down the street from the incident said many of their Filipino customers work near and around the Center.

“It’s kind of scary for us, even though we are here, but the thing is, it happened just near in this place,” one of the Pinays said.

Another Pinay commented “Everybody is scared. It’s the first time.”

The latest mass shooting prompted several hours of lock down and closures. After hours of lockdowns, two suspects were shot and killed by officers while a third was apprehended.


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  • Enigma
    4 December 2015 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Our nation has gone from talking about beautiful roses, job promotions, new businesses, beautiful sermons, school carnivals, class field trips, excitement about the birth of a grandchild, volunteer programs to a nation that wastes it time every moment of the day talking about sharia, islam, muslims, terrorists, beheadings, rape, stoning, murder, child brides, pedophiles, the koran, phony racism, riots, hatred of our veterans, hatred of our flag, hatred of our constitution, hatred and breaking of our laws by this illegal unconstitutional foreign federal govt now operating in our nation illegally, including illegal UN authority.

    Do we really want our nation to be a nation of extreme turmoil daily, worn torn streets and living like the savages do in the Middle East.

    As an American I’m honestly sick and tired of hearing about Muslims, Islam, the Koran, sharia, burkas, beheadings, banning bacon, banning guns, banning pastors, banning food from our children (they have the right to eat whatever they want) in my homeland. Our country has been in turmoil since 9/11. Why? Because Muslims have no place in our country period. I’m tired of hearing about them. Their heritage has no place in my homeland. It is time to restore our heritage, jobs, industry and patriotism. It is time to show honor to OUR GOD, OUR MILITARY, OUR HERITAGE and it doesn’t include Islam and Muslims. No this is not a Muslim nation period.

    We have not had one moment of peace and quiet since this radical tribe arrived neither has any other nation. Every nation they enter is in turmoil, fighting, having their heritage and ancient landmarks removed, their way of lives challenged. The problem is that they have no right to say or demand anything in any country.

    I honestly don’t care if I ever hear words tied to Muslims ever again. After 9/11 and their barbaric ways we shouldn’t waste our energy or time on this radical cult. They deserve nothing from This great nation. Absolutely nothing.

    • Arbi
      4 December 2015 at 4:03 pm - Reply


    5 December 2015 at 10:17 am - Reply

    America should close the door, no one from any country can come to America? We only getting trash from other country, if we keep on having people come here from other country we are in a big mess. People from other country is only coming here to kill and take Americans jobs for cheap wages.