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Old 10-05-2010, 08:49 PM
 
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Philippines is statistically the #2 source of immigrants to the USA. Only Mexico sends more immigrants to the USA.

 
Old 01-10-2011, 07:45 AM
 
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Philippines is statistically the #2 source of immigrants to the USA. Only Mexico sends more immigrants to the USA.
I wonder what % of those people are to Guam and Saipan
 
Old 01-10-2011, 08:04 AM
 
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Filipino women are probably among the nicest and most lovable people in the world, only problem is that they are for the most part incredibly short & plain, with plain features (and don't age well...) ...well, I guess perfection is not of thisworld anyway...
 
Old 01-10-2011, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Filipino women are probably among the nicest and most lovable people in the world, only problem is that they are for the most part incredibly short & plain, with plain features (and don't age well...) ...well, I guess perfection is not of thisworld anyway...
The part about not aging well is very true. I knew a lot of Philipine women growing up in Chicago and once they started to get old, over 40, they just fell apart.
 
Old 01-10-2011, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Macao
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The part about not aging well is very true. I knew a lot of Philipine women growing up in Chicago and once they started to get old, over 40, they just fell apart.
A lot of it seems to be the diet. It's tradition to keep stuffing yourself with food...and not all of it is healthy.

I don't think they age similar to a Latin culture. Lots of 'Mexican' beauties when they're young, but not so much when they are old - plenty of exceptions too though with both the PHilippines and Latin American countries. But Filipinas don't exactly age as you'd find more stereotypical in other Asian countries like Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, etc. who seem to stay thin well into middle age.
 
Old 01-11-2011, 07:22 PM
 
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Philippines is statistically the #2 source of immigrants to the USA. Only Mexico sends more immigrants to the USA.
wow that is surprising I didn't know that.
 
Old 04-27-2013, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Europe, in the Land of the mean
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[quote=Hawkeye48;1537387]I was stationed at Clark Air Base back in the early to mid 80s. I remember that the people in the Philippines were very religious. Probably the most catholic nation in Asia. Also they were very well educated, many of the men and women that worked on base were college graduates.

The local area, Angeles City, was a high crime area that catered to GI's. But once you traveled past the air base you met some of the most honest people you would ever meet in your life.

I worked with a young woman (American GI) who took a bus tour one weekend to the Banaue Rice Terraces, and she lost her wallet somewhere along the way. A Philippine man found her wallet and turned it in. Nothing was missing. Keep in mind how poor the PI was back in the 80s. That wallet had more money in it than the guy who found it would have made in a year. He was very poor and had a wife and several children. He could have really used that money, yet he turned it in anyway.





Thank you for sharing this story. May God bless that Filipino man with good health, support system and some money! And also the rest of the country. But they really need to reign in the number of births- that's the blight of most poor countries-too many kids and not enough education plus awareness(though there 's a high literacy rate in the Phillipines).

I hope he was rewarded for his efforts?

Last edited by Gudra; 04-27-2013 at 01:22 PM.. Reason: Great, honest man
 
Old 04-27-2013, 01:52 PM
 
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For a rather impoverished country, the Philippines has a very high literacy rate and a very educated, skilled population. This means that many of its people have to go overseas to work - and you can find them all over the world, in different sectors, such as

Ships - many are sailors, mariners, and work on cruise ships

Hospitality Industry - hotels, especially in Asia and the Middle East

Domestic Workers - Hong Kong, Singapore, Middle East

Health Care - nurses, doctors

I think about 20% of the Philippines economy comes from overseas remittances, and they have government offices that are set up specifically to serve OCWs (overseas contract workers).

nurses, yes. doctors? no. philippine education with regards to the doctors hasnt been considered equivalent to the ones in first-world countries such as USA. when phil. doctors go abroad, they usually end up being paramedics (nurses, techs, etc). if they do practice as doctors abroad, they probably had enough money and time to go through the rigorous requirements such as studying in the new country again or take the tests. there are more filipino therapists and medtechs abroad working in those professions than there are doctors since their education is considered equivalent.
 
Old 04-27-2013, 02:01 PM
 
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The few interactions that I have had with Filipino people I found that they are friendly and helpful but slightly pushy and aggressive when they want something.
of course, who doesnt get pushy and aggressive when you're desperate? a lot of them live in impoverished conditions, so when they get a chance at something, they'd get pushy
 
Old 04-27-2013, 02:21 PM
 
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Nice to know there are many saying nice things about Filipinos
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