Workforce in the Philippines!

@capssy07 (207)
Philippines
April 12, 2007 3:17pm CST
Over pass few years filipino stand shinning across abroad. We've been strong in labor force which one of big basis to boost our economy. But why we're so poor that many of us still suffer for hunger, shelter, and basic needs.
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• Philippines
14 Apr 07
Most of the workforce who go to other country to work come from the lower strata of our society. Their main goal is to send money and help in providing for the basic needs of the family. The problem sometimes is, when these basic needs are met and these poor people find that they have more money to spare, they change their lifestyle. Instead of thinking about things that would be helpful to them financially, like embarking on a business venture, investing or saving money, they indulge on materialistic endeavors. They buy new appliances, new cellphones, clothes, throwing parties here and there, endless shopping, etc. You hear about Philippines being poor but try to go to shopping malls and you will ask yourself where is poverty? When the working relative comes back for good, they are left with little or no savings and the cycle of poverty turns again.
@cherylmae (173)
• Philippines
14 Apr 07
little by little, with great optimism i think we can conquer poverty. i'm still a student and yet i have a job that pays me well. maybe because of the lack of opportunities here. but when a lot of us will be trained and be more skilled, we can beat of poverty and unemployment. we should be proud of our country. yes, there are many poor. but we can make a difference for them even in our own little ways.
@info2go (241)
• Philippines
14 Apr 07
You are referring to two different groups of people here. The ones who gets to have a taste of life abroad are the lucky ones, which means they are the 'minority' but the 'majority' that is left behind here in this corrupt-driven country are of course living in a less-desirable condition of life. After 15 years from now, I hope things could be different from what we are seeing and experiencing at the moment; Philippines continues to prove itself as one of the fastest growing nations in Asia on the other hand, corruption is hampering its climb to success. Yes, the labor might be a force worthy of praise but we won't get there at the top unless we utilize our full potential, what I mean is that the government should find creative ways to harness the talent of the Filipino populace. Education should be the top priority, especially among the masses who's potentials often get overlooked by the world.
• Philippines
14 Apr 07
We cant deny the fact the Philippines produced a large percentage or number of labor force every year but the problem is that, all of these people cannot find jobs that can well compensate their needs. That is why we see people on streets doing rally and asking for a hike increase. But still nothing happens. Every year, statistics of people going abroad keeps on increasing and the reason is that the never ending poverty issue of our country. Even if we have work here in our own country, its not enough to support the needs of our family including education and other aspect of daily living. Though it may be sad, its actually the truth. WE are paying our taxes but we cant really benefit from it. I even question, why most of our taxes paid are allocated to the poor, what about us who pays for it. Can we not benefit from it. Right now, with the government we have, i dont know if this can be given solution. Though they may be changes, but still a lot of other problems are coming up. All we need right now is really to pray and hope that someday that corruption will be stop and we can see changes in the country. We have so much to offer aside from the labor force, if this can only be seen maybe our problem of poverty maybe alleviated.
@rsa101 (22711)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
Well one reason of it is that many of our good laborers are tending to go abroad for work and many are still leaving as immigrants that is why. what is left here are the less fortunate poeple who cannot afford to find a decent jobs. I guess the money that is sent here is just a boost for the supply of money. But withour good government and politics is stabilized we could never have a comfortable life in here.