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Old 01-24-2018, 04:19 AM
 
Location: The Great Lakes Area
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Is this the best the Philippines can do? Train their people to leave?

I read this article from BBC news. The country training people to leave - BBC News

This is fine but shouldn't there be more focus on population control and job creation to keep people from leaving?
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Old 01-24-2018, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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Is this the best the Philippines can do? Train their people to leave?

I read this article from BBC news. The country training people to leave - BBC News

This is fine but shouldn't there be more focus on population control and job creation to keep people from leaving?
There has been some focus on population control but that is a long range operation. And locally things are getting better. But it remains a fact that one of the Philippines biggest products is English speaking workers. Geography and port space doesn't help why go to a bunch of islands in the middle of nowhere instead of something more local for the final manufacture of goods?

That the foreign worker (OFW) is seen as a local hero and treated much like a US soldier returning from a deployment to Afghanistan is a ship which will take time to turn around. But today, not when the next generation comes of age, depending upon your own people and their labor is better than waiting for the handouts from other nations.
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Old 01-24-2018, 06:50 PM
 
Location: The Great Lakes Area
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Largely what plays in to this is the superstitious nature of Filipinos. They associate controlling population with disobeying "God" which to them is basically the corrupt Catholic Church. If you look at all the countries that the old catholic regime has been present none of them have prospered or developed to a high degree, i.e. Central and South America, partly bc of population. But in these countries, as in the Philippines, they are mainly held up from developing by their superstitions. More so in the Philippines bc they are isolated and the Church has a stronger grip on the people.

The Philippines was under Spanish (Catholic) control for over 400 years. What did it bring them? Absolutely nothing in terms of progress and development bc Spain was not interested in a progressive nation. Who knows how the Philippines would have turned out if they were not colonized by Spain. Maybe the Dutch or French could have done better. Or the Filipinos could have managed themselves successfully. And they would not be called Filipinos bc that name was derived from King Philip of Spain.

I just find it unfortunate that the country has resorted to exporting their people in order to help them survive. With the wealth in the Philippines, they could easily develop the country, not sell out to other nations, create jobs and support their people. But unfortunately, thats not how the oligarch want it.
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