Why Filipino People goes to other country to earn money?

Philippines
March 2, 2011 1:47am CST
Why? Filipino People goes to other country to be a DH, a workers and others while the other country people come to the country to be a boss and to utilize our natural resources. Lotter what do you think? Who's to blame? Is this right? What the government do to prevent this kind of practice. We cannot blame our co-filipinos because of so very poor of oppurtunities her, why the government does not think the solution for this. This is just my openion, i just want the philippine government to think.
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14 responses
• Philippines
4 Mar 11
As much as I hate to admit it, this is totally true. I'm really not sure who is to blame for this but I guess the blame game isn't really an appropriate game to play in times like these when our fellow Filipinos make themselves slaves in other countries in search for greener pastures. As much as it is the government's duty to provide its people opportunities for employment, it is also our duty as citizens to help our government perform its duties by being disciplined. I mean, how can the government provide us with what we want when we're busy shoving to their faces what they can't give us? I guess it's time for us citizens and the government to be one. I believe that if we could all just get along, no Filipino would ever illegally cross the borders of other countries ever again in search for a better life.
@tammy27 (1245)
• Philippines
3 Mar 11
simply because this country sucks. corruption, injustice, blind government. they're not able to produce enough well-paying jobs, but whenever the OFW's need help just like what's happening now to the Filipinos in Libya, the Philipin government is the one who spends millions and millions to help those OFW'S. dont you find that some kinda st***d??
@greenpeas (998)
• Philippines
3 Mar 11
It's a universal need, not just in Philippines but in any other countries where there are scarce jobs available. It's preposterous to assume every poor citizen can set up their own business overnight and then be successful. In order to do that, you need a lot of money. In order to have lots of money, you need to have savings, or obtain loans. Even if you have the money, not all people are cut to be enterpreneurs. As long as the private sectors cannot provide enough jobs, then the excess manpower will naturally seek jobs somewhere else...Outside the country.
@Cutie18f (9560)
• Philippines
3 Mar 11
Filipinos are everywhere. You notice that when there's news about troubles in other parts of the world, like earthquakes or wars, there are always Filipinos there. It is because our own country cannot offer them the opportunities they get in other countries. This is very sad. Filipinos will do everything just to keep the body and spirit of the family alive. And I don't think there is much that our government can do about it.
@rsa101 (31677)
• Philippines
2 Mar 11
Well I think it is plain and simple poverty and lack of opportunity that compels us to leave this country. I think there is no other reason behind that. If you would just compare a simple nurse's wage against those that work abroad you can just see the stark difference. I also think that government could not be blamed totally but only partially only. I know they are doing their best but there are less investors and employers willing to pay everybody around so there is an imbalance in our economy since less people are entrepreneurs to create more jobs then we expect many will be unemployed as well. If we could just strike a balance between employers and employees then maybe we can have a sustainable economy in the near future. But for now, we have an excess of employees than employers that could have accommodated them.
@kingparker (9681)
• United States
2 Mar 11
Do you think your government per se is corrupted, or do you think your government contribute enough to build its own infrastructure, and encourage people to enter better education? That is the basics for a country though. If not, people might have less opportunity on employment and better livelihood. Same thing as Mexican people seek opportunity within the United States.
• United States
2 Mar 11
Reasons are salary and better work opportunities. When you are earning 10 times or more on what you're earning in the Philippines, then definitely you will want to go abroad too. The OFW's remittances is a big part of the Philippines economy so definitely the government will not do anything about it.
@pocoyojk (48)
• Philippines
2 Mar 11
Who's to blame? People who keeps their eyes closed because money slapped in their faces kept it close. Because we live in a place where "Rich people becomes Richer and poor becomes Poorer". That's why everybody's so greedy in money and power. Our country won't change because we have new president. Corruption starts from the simplest kind of politics, which is barangay. I think politics = corruption.. So as a simple member of the society, all I can do is first make a living for my family which is working where the money is. And man I assure you, it's not here.. Sad but true.
• Philippines
2 Mar 11
Filipinos prefer to live and work in other countries because they earn much more there. In our own native land, professionals are not given a good pay. Going abroad is the best option.
2 Mar 11
The main reason why millions of Filipino want to work abroad simply because of money and opportunity that other countries have than on our own country.If only our government provide employment with high salary, then I am sure there's no reason for many Filipino to leave their beloved country. I was been working abroad for years and what I have earn there for a month takes me almost half a year to earn here in Philippines. So better sacrifice in exchange of comfortable living.
@piya84 (2586)
• India
2 Mar 11
It sued to happen here in India on large scale as well but now a days less and less people go to other coutnry to find job.It's because our own private sector is developing fast and there are many opportunities present so less and less people are going out now.
@ybong007 (6655)
• Philippines
2 Mar 11
I think going overseas has already become a part of our mindset because let's face it most of those who work abroad tend to have a better life than those who don't. Besides there are so many advantages if you migrate to a first world country and become a citizen of that country in the future in terms of benefits and opportunities. But the main reason really is poverty, everyone is aware of the risks of working in a place where you don't have anyone to help you when you're in need, we hear about OFWs maltreated by their employers but this doesn't deter anyone because if they won't take the risk they'll just end up dying in hunger anyway.
• Philippines
2 Mar 11
I do not think our government views the exodus of overseas Filipino workers as a problem, rather, it views it as a solution to our economic woes. In fact, there are several government agencies that are involved in overseas work and workers -- POEA, OWWA, MARINA and DFA are some of these agencies. Overseas workers are also hailed as the "Bagong Bayani". They are considered as the new heroes. They bring in the needed dollars to our country in the form of their remittances of their families here. The other way our government tries to lift the economic situation is to encourage entrepreneurship among Filipinos. In this way, Filipinos help Filipinos by providing jobs. Foreign investors are also encouraged to start businesses here. Some Filipnos abroad also have made our country proud in their own ways -- big or small. We are preferred by overseas employers because of our ability to speak English and have been known to be hardworking and excellent workers.
@laniekins (4580)
• Philippines
2 Mar 11
Very true, if you are going to ask all OFW, they will only give one reason, no work here in the Philippines that has the same salary as what they have abroad. Philippines is one of the poor country in the world plus you can add many many corrupt officials, so there's nothing left for a poor Filipino man.