What is your reason for Leaving the Country??

Philippines
October 19, 2012 12:51pm CST
Hello Lotters, I remember the time were i wanted to go to the United States because of how good life was then back there. of course, i was convinced by my grandma and tita's too. but over time, I've come not to care for it any more because of their too much hate and criticism against our country. not to mention them ranting about Phils supposed to be 51st state then years later, I was sponsored to work there. I have gotten through all the documentation, training and medical check ups. until the only thing that stop and gotten away was the Immigration, denied twice. well, that's my story. Most people are leaving because they need to earn more or couldn't find better work here. Some, like my cousin, left the country because it's in other country that their children will have a FUTURE http://www.banderasnews.com/0804/edop-sakeofchildren.htm Are we truly deteriorating? is there no more hope?
2 people like this
16 responses
• Portugal
19 Oct 12
the same is happening in my country. just this week i read in newspaper a news about a guy that was leaving portugal to go to england for a better future. he is 22 years old. while we are young i think if we have the chance to go to work to another country that has better employment than ours we should risk. so when we want to marry and have kids we can provide a better life to the loves of our lives even though is so hard to leave behind our parents
1 person likes this
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
Hello sweetloveforever, This isn't supposed to be happening I guess it happens to countries who were once powerful but lacked leaders that turn things around or keep successful. I never wanted to leave my parents, let alone my mom, you never know when her time will be up. though it's saddening for a child to leave his parents but in order to live and survive, one must thought about sacrifice so that they can buy their everyday.
• United States
20 Oct 12
Sweetlover I agree with you , my father wanted me to come to the state and since my paper only take six months because he is a citizen but I didnt what to so I when I got the letter to confirm that I want to push it through but I didnt . Now I wish I didnt lol , any how I will be migrating soon since I am still young and have nothing keeping me here in my country . Most my family are united state and British citizen . I am like a lone wolf in my country . My father keep wanting to put me back on file but I want to get marry fist but if that peahen I think the wait period become longer . He keep saying I am too young to get married but I know its right for me . I am planning to migrate as a student, just need the money now and I am set .
@Hatley (163955)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Oct 12
hi letran I have no reason for wanting to leave the USA I am an American and I love where I was born and live now.I am shocked that you said that one time there was too much hate and criticism' against the Philippines by America? I never knew that such a thing had happened,that is horrid. I have always wanted to visit the Philippines as the few Filipinos I met were such lovely and caring people. I have heard of the Filipinos leaving to work in other countries where the wages are better. right most states here really do not want any more people to come in as the jobs that are here are few and as many as a hundred to several hundred people are there for each job. here In California we are second in the US for most unemployed peo ple. Our economy is in the toilet and is not going up yet. i am retired and stay here in California as its too expensive to move to a less costly state. just r remember such hatred might have been from the Government not the people. most American people are kind and welcoming people.
1 person likes this
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
Hello hatley, well, not every one I supposed but no one is to blame when they see some one from another country staying there, it can't be helped. they still do recently, but that doesn't mean were very different, we got our own scenario of racism and intolerance here too. but what's sad is that there are more people leaving this country than your people leaving to other places. nothing beats in terms of blaming the Government.
@jaiho2009 (39159)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
Few years back my Mom also tried to petition me from where she lives. I have all the documents and papers processed as well. Everything was settled,paid and a lot of expenses are done (uhmnn...a big amount though) But just like you- the British Embassy luckily did not put a stamp DENIED on my papers -but ask me to re-apply. What?- RE-APPLY and another expenses again. okay fine, maybe it's not yet time for me to visit the queen, maybe someday -soon
• United States
20 Oct 12
I have a aunt that get marry to a British man and the immigration wanted to say they get marry just for the papers lol and denied it . They decide to fight it and when all is done she get her paper in a year 1/2 time I think and now living in England they have their baby and everything is well .
@jaiho2009 (39159)
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
Don't worry my dear brother, who knows maybe someday we will be able to reach the land of green money
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
Hello Jaihosis, Annoying, isn't it? after all the expenses you went through and just to try it again? they are earning huge with the money we spent on these documentations and Visa application forms. such a waste of money, would have been better living here if the government wasn't so CORRUPT! but we live our lives day to day. i got tired of hoping that i can visit to other countries.
@gaiza12 (4884)
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
Maybe there is a reason why you got denied twice. Like it really wasn't meant for you and that you were better off staying in the Philippines. I have dreams of going to another country as well. You've already mentioned USA, Canada and Australia. Put NZ and UK and you'll complete my list of countries I wish to go. The reason why I wish to leave our country? Money! First and most valid reason i can think of. Ever since I was a kid, I know how hard it is to have money. I was never born rich, money was not an easy thing for us. i want to help my parents and return their hardships for me. I can't find that money here in our country. Or maybe I can if I work 10x! We can hope that we can still find that money here, but we can't also wait for that time to come while we starve and do nothing.
• Philippines
21 Oct 12
Hello Gaiza, I got denied twice because of my dad who went tnt after going there via tourist visa. that was it, but there are others who were actually allowed, too bad though we didn't have a good connection in the embassy, it shows that if you know some one from the embassy you can get in. i remember when i was waiting there, i saw a guy who was talking to the consul inside the cubicle about his wife and she got in
@gaiza12 (4884)
• Philippines
22 Oct 12
That is the problem we have in our country. If you don't know anyone("walang kapit sa loob" in our language) in the company or in the business you will surely not be able to get in.
@romzee (937)
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
I think many of our countrymen leave the country for better job opportunity. There's not much job opportunity here in the country because of the government policy of 60-40 foreign investment in the country. Most foreign investors preferred China, Thailand, Malaysia,Indonesia and Vietnam because in those country 100% foreign investment is allowed. Because of this policy few local big companies monopolize major industries here in the Philippines and very few foreign investment comes in, resulting in job shortages. We have to open up our economy if we want progress. The trend now is globalization and still our country is still in backward policy of protectionism, that's why our economy lag behind, while our neighboring country are now having more progressive economy.
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
Hello Romzee, Sad to know we are still in the policy of protectionism, how the hell we can improve to begin with. I thought we are already in the terms of globalization?! that is so damn hard! not to mention our security is lacking to boot. I wish some investors would have a heart for the environment and doesn't just care about profit alone
@romzee (937)
• Philippines
26 Oct 12
Yes, protectionism is shrine in our constitution and that is the main reason why we are being left out by our neighbors in term of investment and economy. Even Communist China embraced globalization and look what miracles it brought to its economy. Look us now after almost 30 years of protectionism...
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
Its a different situation in my part....I am leaving the country to stay with my hubby and take good care of his needs. It's true there's no place like home and sad to say before this year ends, ill be leaving again before my visa get expires and oh my i am now a residents of other country and sometimes it drives me crazy cramming on schedules for my visa renewals for the past 6 years. Yes its true its a different story having been experienced travelling on different countries, i know this may sound indifferent from what you are pertaining too,just sharing my ideas and reason why i am leaving the country.
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
Hello Aliahnicole69, I wish some day our country would grow into a huge metropolis and self sufficient with out any more imports and dependence on loans. well, you just have remind yourself every year on what year is left before you renew your visa. well, some others are leaving for that reason too. to be honest, i want my mom to go to states because the air here isn't good for her asthma
• Greece
20 Oct 12
Just like aliahnicole I left my country and went to live in a foreign one because my husband was homesick. He had been away for over 30 years so when we came here in a way we were both strangers because the country he remembered had changed. Like so many homesick people he romantised about 'home'. We have been here 6 years now and I do miss many things, mostly being able to chat to everyone. I was already going grey when we came and now there is no-one here who remembers me as anything but a grey haired middle aged woman! I had not thought of that aspect.... I enjoy the novelty, I miss family, I appreciate the organised life I left behind but here it is a warm and pleasant place to grow old in. Sometimes when I go to the sea I think how lucky older people are to live here and to be able to exercise in a warm sea and wear bathing costumes and get some sun on their bodies. In my country no-one my age wears a bathing costume unless they go to a foreign country for a holiday. This time of the year the folks at home are turning up the heating, wearing their woollens and dreading the onset of winter. I am still swimming and still wearing short sleeved T shirts. One just has to enjoy wherever we live and if we live it beside the one we love then we are truly happy people.
• Philippines
21 Oct 12
Hi CombedaleRoad, Thanks for sharing your stories here, I just wish i could join you one time swimming with our swim suits and having a great time during your summer season...Have a great day my friend.
@zandi458 (28104)
• Malaysia
20 Oct 12
People always think that other countries are better off than theirs. They read all the good points of the country but what they didn't realize is the news they just read was only the mouthpiece of the media. How dare they report bad about a country for the world people to read. It is only when they live and work in the country of destination would they know the other side of the story. Advanced countries in the west are not heaven on earth as they have more problems than anyone can imagine. I have been to many countries and enjoyed the facilities accorded to me as a tourist. But uprooting myself to live in a foreign country does not appeal to me at all. I am contented with my life in my country of birth and vow to stay put here than bracing the unknown in a foreign land
@zandi458 (28104)
• Malaysia
20 Oct 12
The migrations of Malaysians to other countries are still under control. But lately the government has announced that they will give better incentives to professionals working abroad. I believe the government is feeling the pinch of brain drain as most continue to work after completion of their studies abroad.. many have came back to serve the country after the offer of better incentives.
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
Hello Zandi458, well that has been the challenge to most filipinos but it seemed they can do it and work hard and endure it all. i don't think i can endure it all knowing that i would feel like a real stranger in my country. i hope one day Filipinos would rather go to other countries but as a tourist and no longer working.
@lady1993 (27089)
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
I think if i would leave, it would only be for a while, and it'd probably be with my family.. or for them.. work and stuff. But it would also be just for pleasure, if i had money i would tour the world with some friends or my family.. because it's nice.
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
Hello lady1993, Yes thats what people mostly want to do when they go abroad but right now a days they prefer working abroad for a more earning opportunity. there's obviously a lot of people doing that now a days. some even started living in the country were they work until they get old or something.
@adnileb (5246)
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
I am planning to leave the country too. It's because I want to earn big for my future and for my family. I am woorking under a Korean management and if only they are offering much bigger salary, I won't leave. But if you work in Korea, you will be offered a big amount. How's that? Why they can't give you that big salary here in the Philippines well when you work there the offer is much bigger. If I get that chance, I will leave Philippines. Lots of Filipino are working abroad because they're not satisfied here.
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
Hello adnileb, Yeah I understand your condition that you needed much more money to earn, that's very practical. like the rest of our people here in the country who wants to leave. I don't want to risk it knowing that it can be dangerous for me. another thing is that I have no clue on their language i don't want to be ridiculed all the time
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
hi LK, Years ago I got lot of offers working at other country but I think it's not for me cause it always has the reason why should I not pursue it and they never run out of reasons I still hope I can go abroad but for vacation but I am not closing the doors for the opportunity working there. happy mylotting
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
Hello Bhabycatch013, your doing well i think and it's kinda lonely out there abroad where people work and work. you can't go gimmik there, i would miss you and might get lonely there. yeah that's right you should just have a vacation abroad and not because you want to work there or something. economy elsewhere isn't good just stay here
• Bangladesh
20 Oct 12
Things that are developing in my country among people are thinking that if they tolerate a little bit hardship in a foreign land, they will easily pass their later days with peace and prosperty. Not any good employment is here in my country. So people for a good potential future, are gathering work visa and are leaving the country to UAE, kuwait, KSA, Cypras, brunai etc. And yes Im seeing there life standard is changing. The are affording brand name commodities, afford quality education and feeds for their kids. I wish I could have gotten a permanent citizenship in europe or america, I could settle up there with my family.
• Philippines
21 Oct 12
Hello Kashindanga, well no country can become better as they are too experiencing some world financial problems. right now, am good staying here in the Philippines, but others are really thinking that going abroad is best for them. they have no choice if they get the opportunity to leave they will take it.
@mrsuniega (786)
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
hi letran actually it happen else where. here in our country, leaving the philippines main reason is to work and to find a greener pastures. it's so clear our country has a low economy and job here is not that high paying. I have a friend just this October 15 she and her family flew to the US to migrate and live there. her husband was the first to go and work in the US then he took the opportunity to petition his family. we filipinos are really looking for ways to have a good life.
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
Hello Mrsuniega, yes looking for greenier pastures because expenses at home is way to much for a regular salary here in the philippines. it's not looking good in the US when it comes to the economy now a days, but if he's doing well there then good luck. i hope there's a brighter future head for you there.
• Qatar
20 Oct 12
Nobody really wanted to leave their own country and their family as well to work abroad. It cannot be denied that by working abroad, we will be able to give our family the comfort that they need, give them good education and dressed them well.Anyway, we may be away from home but our heart will always be where we belong, to our country. after all there is no place like home.
• Philippines
21 Oct 12
Hello guzman, yeah nobody wants to but if they are not earning enough then they should really have no choice but to leave the country. we got so many people but we lack too much investments to manufacturing and agriculture, not to mention lack of infrastructure on some areas our country, when their landscape is bigger than the one in the NCR
@Aitul13 (43)
• Romania
20 Oct 12
The same thing is happening also in my own country: a lot of peoples lives because they don't have well paid jobs (they don't have actually jobs), also another motive is that they go to live with relatives!And I am agree with that: the majority of host contrys are more develloped then the natal contry! Or is just an ilusion of us who aren't satisfied with all we have!
• Philippines
21 Oct 12
Hello Aitul13, we had a chance to make the country great again, but we chose some wrong people in the governments are not good enough for public service. not to mention the government isn't doing good enough. yeah, most people go out there because they are actually wanted to stick around with the relatives
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
I would say that life here in Philippines is more of having good life than in other country as life here is somehow simple, things are not that expensive and you can buy house and lot at a very convenient price than abroad. Though hard to earn a lot of money here. If i will go abroad then probably for job purposes as i want to earn a lot and save a lot for my kids sake but i will still choose to live and grow old in The Philippines.
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
Hello homeshoppers, I heard from my relatives in the states that all you really do is work, work and work there. then, when you take your break, you really have to enjoy it because once you get back to work, it's all day to day process again. well, that's what I chose now, live my life until the end in my country. more people here still enjoy life even though it's hard. you just have to be careful what you bring and how to protect your house and not to talk to strangers.
@asliah (11137)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
hi, if i have a chance to leave the country i think my reason is if i can't survive here because of the increasing of daily needs and fare,and if its really hard to find job here,but i think that there are some good development here in our country.