Why do economic maladies happen in our country?
April 29, 2009 9:47am CST
Filipinos today cited numerous roots of economic maladies in the Philippines. One of which is the failure of economic governance. They also often blame the economic crisis to unemployment and low wages. That’s why most Filipinos often resort to going abroad. The unique skills and characteristics of Filipino workers now worked as advantages in serving other citizens. OFWs themselves have much to gain from working abroad aside from the obvious increase in income. They are exposed to more opportunities for advancement, experience enrichment, skills development, and technological know-how. Nevertheless, it cannot be denied that the OFW phenomenon has left negative imprints on Filipino society. The strain on families and the weakening of Filipino values are only a few of many problems arising from a redefinition of social relationships brought about by overseas employment. What may be a blessing is also proving to be a curse.
17 May 09
it started at home. parents are not actually molding their children to be more resourceful and industrious. filipinos also go abroad because salaries are not reasonable here. the upside of it is the dollars they bring to our country.
17 May 09
that's true. i felt pity for families who are away from each other. the pay cannot fill in the loneliness and the attention parents should give to children. the worst part is when they go back to their places, the families that were left behind were not the same anymore.