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Filipinos Abroad: Reinventing Economic Survival

The exodus of millions of Filipinos to different countries abroad is a phenomena, that not only displays the reality of poverty in our country, but the staring economic under- performance of our entrusted leaders.

Filipino nurses and other hospital workers on leisure time in Saudi Arabia. They are adopting to host countries laws and culture.(Photo courtesy from Angel Gals)

Filipino nurses and other hospital workers on leisure time in Saudi Arabia. They are adopting to host countries laws and culture.(Photo courtesy from Angel Gals)

The rising numbers is not good news but evident of pervading poverty in the country. While it is suppose to be scaled back in numbers by creating economic opportunities back home, our government is sadly intended to maintain the status quo, in fact, it has created millions of upcoming OFW’s doing non-skilled technical program incorporated in our vocational courses and an education system like the K-12 that ultimately bind us to contracting work services to other countries perpetually.

While the burgeoning number of OFWs and immigrant Filipinos have contributed immensely to our economy, we forgot that going abroad is the last thing a Filipino will consider. If only we can have a robust economy and a competent government, millions of those who are now abroad will opt to settle back home.

Because what bothers us are the underlying conditions and the struggle and sacrifices of our compatriots have to endure while working in a strange land and peculiar cultures of their host countries. The’ll eventually face a painstaking effort to assimilate in a foreign culture.

Sharing and living the intricacies of living abroad(Photo courtesy from Dean Karl Chua)

Sharing and living the intricacies of living abroad(Photo courtesy from Dean Karl Chua)

The personal chaos they faced and the resulting negative impact it would bring them will damage the Filipino psyche that have made us a unique people in the eyes of other races and nationalities. Our happy and positive outlook despite internal chaos have been the subject of envy of other people we meet in the course of our journey, this would be put on the test as we will perpetuate the present influx out of the county.

As a religious missionary for the Seventh Day Adventist Nonoy Siglos is inspired on his evangelization in Kenya, Africa.

As a religious missionary for the Seventh Day Adventist Nonoy Siglos is inspired on his evangelization in Kenya, Africa.

From different continents from America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East and Asia, Filipinos are known of their resilience and hospitality. The ability to withstand great pressures both personal and professional and the positive productivity we bring to foreign families and their country is what made us the number one exportable people.

We believe that our own productivity on their homes, building construction, services sector, health and domestic services have resulted on our host country’s enhanced personal and professional production.

Filipino Immigrants in the US. New frontier.

Filipino Immigrants in the US. New frontier.

Yes, indeed, if we are not good home makers, nurses and doctors, engineers and IT professionals, how could they achieve succes and excellence on their own personal and national pursuit? You guess, we made them what they are, because we sacrificed for them! Salute for you, Filipino Workers abroad

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