life in one of the philipine islands

April 3, 2008 10:28am CST
From to day's news paper iread one item. In an island named "BASIKA ISLAND" southwards of Manilf ofPhilipine islands, there live around 1600people. Out of that around 300 people have sold one of their kidneys to the needy due to their poverty. In Philipines the average daily earnings for about 1.5 crore people is about one dollar per day.So pitiable isn't it?Shameful to the humanity
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• Philippines
25 May 08
The poor only have themselves to blame for their poverty. Poverty is nothing but result of bad decision-making and i feel no pity for them. Filipinos are by nature irresponsible, undisciplined, lazy and always on the lookout for a quick buck. Thus it is not unusual to get news that people sell this and that for instant cash. It's even more ridiculous when people start blaming the government for their poverty. I think that is even one more glaring sign of laziness and irresponsibility from a typical Filipino. People simply get what they deserve.
@chaigay20 (166)
• Philippines
22 May 08
i've read about this. it's really sad that this things are happening.
@posham (1237)
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
i hate to have to say this again but the government should do something about it. and you don't need to go far south just to see people like that.. even in the capital, people are scurrying to sell their heart and soul (and kidney too) just to get by everyday.. we all need to take actions but it's the government who should lead the way..
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
i have known / heard about these peopl who have done son just to make a living. it is their last resort so they could survive. i do not want to judge these people and say they should hve found something else to do. it must have been so hard for them to live that way... but i guess that is just how life is lived by others... it is shameful that others have to resort to that.... but we are in no position, actually to say if its the right thing to do or not...
@flowerchilde (12547)
• United States
3 Apr 08
...just this morning I was thinking if we didn't have any entertainment industries, we could get so much done! Work on solving world hunger, etc.. But how can we get anything done when we work, work, work to pay all our bills (I'm surprised we don't pay for air) and try to keep ourselves out of a black hole of debt. Then other hours are filled with other work, and then the rest of our hours with entertainment of one sort or another.. Yes, it's like we are mesmerized.. Even when you bring up serious discussions.. not that many are interested..