Imagine A World Without Filipinos!!!

filipinos - Imagine A World Without Filipinos!!!
Philippines
October 22, 2009 9:06am CST
I just want to share the article that I have received from a friend of mine. I was really touch with the story. I never thought that other nationalities can treat us as special as that. Please read and you will also be inspired: [i]Muhammad Al-Maghrabi became handicapped and shut down his flower and gifts shop business in Jeddah after his Filipino workers insisted on leaving and returning home. He says: “When they left, I felt as if I had lost my arms. I was so sad that I lost my appetite.” Al-Maghrabi then flew to Manila to look for two other Filipino workers to replace the ones who had left. Previously, he had tried workers of different nationalities but they did not impress him. “There is no comparison between Filipinos and others,” he says. Whenever I see Filipinos working in the Kingdom, I wonder what our life would be without them. Saudi Arabia has the largest number of Filipino workers — 1,019,577 — outside the Philippines. In 2006 alone, the Kingdom recruited more than 223,000 workers from the Philippines and their numbers are still increasing. Filipinos not only play an important and effective role in the Kingdom, they also perform different jobs in countries across the world, including working as sailors. They are known for their professionalism and the quality of their work. Nobody here can think of a life without Filipinos, who make up around 20 percent of the world’s seafarers. There are 1.2 million Filipino sailors. So if Filipinos decided one day to stop working or go on strike for any reason, who would transport oil, food and heavy equipment across the world? We can only imagine the disaster that would happen. What makes Filipinos unique is their ability to speak very good English and the technical training they receive in the early stages of their education. There are several specialized training institutes in the Philippines, including those specializing in engineering and road maintenance. This training background makes them highly competent in these vital areas. When speaking about the Philippines, we should not forget Filipino nurses. They are some 23 percent of the world’s total number of nurses. The Philippines is home to over 190 accredited nursing colleges and institutes, from which some 9,000 nurses graduate each year. Many of them work abroad in countries such as the US, the UK, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Singapore. Cathy Ann, a 35-year-old Filipino nurse who has been working in the Kingdom for the last five years and before that in Singapore, said she does not feel homesick abroad because “I am surrounded by my compatriots everywhere.” Ann thinks that early training allows Filipinos to excel in nursing and other vocations. She started learning this profession at the age of four as her aunt, a nurse, used to take her to hospital and ask her to watch the work. “She used to kiss me whenever I learned a new thing. At the age of 11, I could do a lot. I began doing things like measuring my grandfather’s blood pressure and giving my mother her insulin injections,” she said. This type of early education system is lacking in the Kingdom. Many of our children reach the university stage without learning anything except boredom. The Philippines, which you can barely see on the map, is a very effective country thanks to its people. It has the ability to influence the entire world economy. We should pay respect to Filipino workers, not only by employing them but also by learning from their valuable experiences. We should learn and educate our children on how to operate and maintain ships and oil tankers, as well as planning and nursing and how to achieve perfection in our work. This is a must so that we do not become like Muhammad Al-Maghrabi who lost his interest and appetite when Filipino workers left his flower shop. We have to remember that we are very much dependent on the Filipinos around us. We could die a slow death if they chose to leave us.[/i] Isn't it is really touching? For those other people around the globe? how do you find Filipinos in your area? Do you like them as well?share your insights.
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@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
Yes because all of us Filipinos are hardworking many foreigner loves us. Unlike here in the Philippines they don't give us importance. In Hongkong for example the goverment there offering free medical treatment for the OFW there that have cancer the expenses are going to shoulder by the goverment of Hongkong. Unlike here they don't get that privilege.
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• Philippines
23 Oct 09
That is correct, we are not given importance here. the government leaders never look at the quality work of all the people here, that is why they prefer to leave the country and work for other nationalities or other nations. You will really appreciate the effort by other countries to assist the OFW.
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• Philippines
24 Oct 09
I think that's the problem with us, we don't fight for our rights here in the Philippines. We fight among ourselves instead.
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
Being a filipino is such a blessing, though their are still some qualities that made us worst. Filipino can adjust in any kind of job that is offered, wherein other countries are attracted because of the work qualities of services they render. For me, filipinos are lot advance more than the other people around us but in the other way around which we have those qualities that other countries dont have.
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• Philippines
23 Oct 09
That is another one best qualities of Filipinos, they can easily adjust to the job given to them. We are really the best, we should keep this good and quality job for us to retain the good belief of other nations with our service.
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• Philippines
24 Oct 09
Not only that, we accept the job no matter what...
@tontunan (255)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
most of my friends from other countries say that we Filipinos are good people. We must be proud to be a Filipino and i hope most of us will continue the good traits of Filipinos and preserve our culture.
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@EARLZHAN (934)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
Yup.. we're good.. And we will be much better as the time goes by..
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• Philippines
23 Oct 09
Yes, we are really good. Good traits is already in our heart and no one or no other people can remove that to us, we just have to maintain it..
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@neildc (17252)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
23 Oct 09
this is very touching. and another one to be proud of. we really have to be proud to be Pinoys.
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• Philippines
23 Oct 09
that is why i posted it here. this is another honor for us and we should be proud of it. proud to be a Filipino
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@EARLZHAN (934)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
Hi there beron.. I think the world is very lucky because we're here.. hehehe.. For me we're the best raise. Filipinos are didecated to work that's why we are indemand to other country. We work with quality we work with love.. It's because we are inspired by our family.. We are the best dude.. And we will rock the world!! Filipino rules.. Yaaahoooooo...
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• Philippines
23 Oct 09
[i]"Filipinos are didecated to work that's why we are indemand to other country. We work with quality we work with love.."[/i] These are the secret qualities of the Filipinos why we are in demand in other countries. They can really see the difference the quality service that a Filipino employee than other nationalities.
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• Philippines
23 Oct 09
i am proud to be pinoy! were very hospitable =D
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
That is really true, that is one of our best qualities, we are very hospitable.we should keep that good attitude.
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• Philippines
23 Oct 09
Yes. I do appreciate this article rberon. Nice one. I was really hoping to see more of this kind of articles.
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• Philippines
23 Oct 09
I posted this because I am proud of our co -Filipino for getting this kind of compliment from other country. It only means to say that we are really good in terms of our work. Don't worry, if there will be other articles, i will send it to you. happy mylotting!!
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@pede_22 (385)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
You've posted a very long paragraph huh?! lol... I appreciate on this. If Filipinos weren't here in the world, maybe there's no OVER RATED discoveries...hehehe
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• Philippines
23 Oct 09
I just copy the e -mail that I received because i am very proud to share to other people here our great fullness, aren't you proud of that? you should be very happy because one of your kababayan receives this compliments from other country and its a big honor to all of us.
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@vandana7 (69339)
• India
22 Oct 09
Very nice - except u rberon. LOL. All the Filipinos I met out here are very very nice, and they sound happy, which is good. But u dont keep appointments. :(
• Philippines
22 Oct 09
so sad to hear that you treat me as not a nice person. but anyway that is fine with me. yes, you are correct,most filipinos are jolly person, very hospitable and very much willing to help other people. in terms of appointments, we can't really promise that because we still have some offline jobs. hope you understand that vabdana.
@vandana7 (69339)
• India
22 Oct 09
Hey rberon, I was kidding! U sure have lost ur sense of humor today. LOL.
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@vandana7 (69339)
• India
22 Oct 09
And u r misquoting me! I didn't say u r not nice! I said all Filippinos are very nice, except u. It could mean u r just nice, or it could mean u r much better than them, isn't it? LOL. So when is the next time u r going to help me out?
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• Philippines
22 Oct 09
hello rberon, I hate to spoiled it but where's the link where you got the content, this is send through email? there was a website that has this article, which i kinda forgot sorry. some one has already create this topic long ago. but am glad you put it up again. well, let me add one more, with out Filipinos, Nations like Australia could have been the first country attacked by the Japanese during World War Two. well, it was spoke too by one of the mylotters way back last year. or probably with out us, Philippines would have been another Colony to either Spain or US.
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• Philippines
22 Oct 09
It was send to me by a friend of mine, I do not know that this was already discussed by other member of the site. I am just really proud for the best thing that the Filipino can do. we are really unique.we should be proud that we are filipinos.
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@vandana7 (69339)
• India
23 Oct 09
Yeah hornetlover. I agree. U all are very hard working.
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
hi hornetlove Wow! congratulations to you and to your friend, filipinos makes really difference from other nationalities. They know how we perform that is why they prefer to hire us rather than other people, take the opportunity.How I wish your friend can also refer me in that company? lol. I am also a hard working person. But i know it is not that easy, but if in case, you know how you can reach me.lol.Goodluck and wish you all the best in your job.
@Craicha (801)
22 Oct 09
proud to be a pinoy...iba talaga ang pinoy ....
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• Philippines
22 Oct 09
We are really the best....
@feodda (579)
• Philippines
22 Oct 09
I am also proud to be PINOY. Ibang klasi talaga ang Pinoy. Pinoy Rules!!!!
@lrglara (1347)
• Philippines
22 Oct 09
Reminder: please refrain from using other languages here in mylot... :) mylot rules! :)
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
hello rberon1985, and that was really inspiring. simply because when we do our job we are not only giving our best but more than 100%. and because of this, i'm proud to be a pinoy. cheers everyone...........
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
"we are not only giving our best but more than 100%."this is correct, we always look forward for the quality of our job, we just don't do the job, we do it with love, and care.
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• Philippines
24 Oct 09
Agree! Cool!
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
whoah! Very cool! I'm a student nurse and planning to take Nursing Informatics in US and at the same time working also. Proud to be Pinoy!
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• Philippines
23 Oct 09
wow!! that's great. it is really better to pursue our studies in other country. aside from getting quality education, you can also get quality job. here in the philippines, there are only less opportunities. and i don't think we will succeed here.
@jen20ixm (165)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
Im proud to be a FILIPINA (did i write it correctly?), i was born in philippines, with po' and opo's, with "mano po", its not as rich country as other but we do offer lot of things, we export goods, good quality one. well, im not here to promote on such things, but being a filipina is very heart warming, we heard lots of stories like that, and hoping someday our granchildren will appreciate our old culture.
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• Philippines
23 Oct 09
we should really be proud that we are filipinos. i believe that we are the most talented and skillful in the world.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
There is hardly a country in the world today where there is no Filipino present. The common impression of natives is that we are hardworking people and highly efficient in whatever we do. Of course, there are documented cases of negative ones too but the good points are overwhelming. I guess the same is also true with some other nationalities. enjoy life!
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• Philippines
23 Oct 09
That is really true. Filipinos are almost available in all countries. There is only one reason why does it happen. It is because of the poor economy in the country. [i]" The common impression of natives is that we are hardworking people and highly efficient in whatever we do."[/i] This is really true, we are really efficient on the things that we are ask to do. In terms of negative write -ups , we can not avoid that, that is just common and I believe those people who did that are just envy to us.
• Philippines
22 Oct 09
Filipinos have always been admired for their attitude towards Filipinos too and other nationalities. I'm really proud to be Pinoy! :)
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• Philippines
23 Oct 09
We are really different from other nationalities, we are versatile. We can work whatever job is given to us. We can manage it. That is why, other nationalities preferred Filipinos in terms of job.
@Hatley (164389)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Oct 09
that is very touching . Here in the US I have met several filipinos and was much impressed by their industry and their dependability. I also have a filipino table mate who is a very lovely woman, sweet and charming and fun to talk to.
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• Philippines
23 Oct 09
[i]"Here in the US I have met several filipinos and was much impressed by their industry and their dependability."[/i] I love this statement, Filipinos are really great. Most of us are versatile person so you will not encounter any problems in terms of working. [i]"I also have a filipino table mate who is a very lovely woman, sweet and charming and fun to talk to."[/i] That is good to hear, at least you can relax yourself with her.
@lrglara (1347)
• Philippines
22 Oct 09
i would say the world will still survive but its not going to be as smooth-sailing compared when one of the workers is Filipino. I see it in most of the companies here in the mideast. they say, Filipinos are very industrious, resourceful, personable... etc. Most of us are very conscious when it comes to "quality". we are also cheerful, dedicated and loyal... compassionate in the sense that we are willing to be patient. im not saying other nationalities are not capable of doing so, but most of the other nationalities tend to quit or should i say, not willing to sacrifice for the sake of others or the company they are working for. "I SAID, NOT ALL... THAT'S JUST MY OPINION"... :)
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• Philippines
23 Oct 09
[i]"they say, Filipinos are very industrious, resourceful, personable... etc. Most of us are very conscious when it comes to "quality". we are also cheerful, dedicated and loyal... compassionate in the sense that we are willing to be patient."[/i] That is really true and we should be proud of it. One of my friends told me that her sister is working in Saudi and her Boss is really happy to her service. She is really comparing other nationalities to Filipino, and they say Filipinos are the best.
@mareca11 (212)
• Philippines
31 Oct 09
Okay, we might be proud that we Filipinos are doing these stuffs here and there but did you ever think that if we can do those things in foreign countries why can't we do it in our country. I mean, why do Filipinos have to fly to Dubai and work? Why don't they just work here? And why do we specialize in training for care givers and etc.? There's nothing wrong with people working abroad. I mean, that's the way Filipinos earn their living. But why work outside right? I think it's the government's fault. I mean, foreign people consider us maids and helpers. Sometimes employers even beat their Filipino employees and does not give regard to their human rights because they are just Filipinos. I feel that we should not be proud that there are so many Filipinos out there because if you come to think of it, our country is actually experiencing some major brain drain not to mention even our blue collar workers are going out to find some work abroad. But I don't blame the Filipinos. I mean, that's the only thing they could do for their families to survive. It's not their fault. I mean if there are jobs here in the country would they leave to work abroad? I don't think so. That's why I feel that it's all the government's fault. They are not doing anything to prevent these people from going outside of the country. They just allow it because it's the 'only' way that our GDP would increase- through OFW remittances. But I don't think it's the way to improve our country.
• Philippines
25 Oct 09
I share the pride. One of those sailors is my husband hehe...and two of those nurses working abroad are my sisters. Kidding aside, I pay my respect to filipino workers. They bring pride to our nation. They are trustworthy and can be relied on. Stand up once again, Pinoy and stand out!!!