Can we still solve the povery in the Philippines?
April 11, 2007 3:21am CST
Our borrowed money from the international bank is growing billions. Many children are born without even a prepared budget for their milk. Many people, skilled or not skilled, graduate or undergraduated are being added on list of unemployment. High-priced commodity and low salary. Many prepared and useful project but no budget. In this state, where can we really start solving the Philippine problems on poverty?
14 Apr 07
We the Filipino people can solve poverty if we are open to changes.If not im sorry to say,we will not improve and worse we will be like Africa with people starving and dying in the streets.We should ask our leaders what is their means to solve our problem;if his answer is patches to the problem he is not real,if he can't answer he is a fake leader.We must root out the cause of poverty and only then can we escape poverty together with a genuine leader.The problem with us is we are easily swayed by the Americans into their liking.We must not let them do it to us,its more than 100 years since the Filipino-American war,and we still believe in their lies,my fellow Filipinos wake up before its too late.Dont let them Africanized us like the British who Africanized Africa.
11 Apr 07
I believe that our problems will be resolved as soon as we have a better leaders. It's quite disturbing the mentality mediocre leaders impose upon us psychologically --- if the leader is a thief then so are we. This is what the taxi driver told me as he was ranting about some corrupt companies in his line of business; he sounded hopeless for our country; he even predicted that it will grow worse, the state of this nation, exponentially. :(
11 Apr 07
The last news I heard is that we have paid a good amount of our debts due to inflow and ups of the philippine peso. The exchange rate drastically went down for dollars (which affects OFW like me) but we still need to send money to the Philippines. Due to this, we were able to pay part of the debts and its a good sign. Real estate also booms and most remittances go to the education and house amortizations and it's a bog help ing the Philippines. This will continue as we hope as long as one by one, corrupt officials will be gone, then there will be more improvements for us. THough it will not be a perfect government but we still hope for the best. Let's look at the bright side.
• United States
11 Apr 07
It is possible. If we can people in our office that are no corrupt, and people that would think of improving the lives of Filipinos. Also, we need birth control. For parents who can't afford to support their children they should start using contraceptives. We need to invite more business to come and invest in our country and provide more jobs.