Migration

TOILING FAR FROM HOME FOR PHILIPPINE DREAMS

3 Comments 18 September 2010

TOILING FAR FROM HOME FOR PHILIPPINE DREAMS

Mabini, Batangas — Mediterranean-inspired, pastel-colored houses dot the coast and hills of this rural town in the Philippines, dwarfing their traditional counterparts made of unpainted concrete blocks under roofs of corrugated zinc. The larger houses, barely inhabited, many of them empty, belong to overseas workers who plan to return here one day. READ FULL STORY

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  1. The fulfillment of one’s dreams is what drives most of our fellow countryman to leave home and family to endure pain and sadness working in strange and unfamiliar place.They paid a high price just to fulfill these so-called Philippine dreams: bigger, fully furnished house, flashy car, and other earthly possessions money can buy-things that cannot be other wised bought or built by not leaving and working abroad.

    I knew this guy who left his wife pregnant with their firs baby to work abroad, and whose not been there by her side when she deliver their daughter. Much worse, he’s not been there to see his daughter grew up each step of the way from preschool to her college days-what a painful price to pay for this so-called Philippine dreams.

    There are lots of similar stories like this one-stories that are heart-wrenching to say the least. Of course there are also happy endings and successful ones, although they are few and far in between.

  2. Our country could go forward if our government could solve two major issue.
    1) employment- almost 35 millions Filipinos have half bake jobs ( 95% of our industries have stop operations )
    2) our dependence on imported oil.

    Corruption is part by any institution, since the beginning of the world from Adam and eve.Commission is the topic to be discuss, why not reduce commission?
    But in all there is always a solution, a potential that our country have. Follow links J P I Fuel Enterprise.

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