So let’s look at some real statistics of this Failipines that they dare to call a functioning country. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overseas_Filipinos
Number of OFWs in 2013, 10,238,614 and more than 1,000,000 every year leave to work overseas. In 2011 remittances were about 20.117 billion, what would they be now double? OFW and immigrant remittance represent 13.5% of GDP, which is the largest of any country in the world. In 2012 80% came from, in order, the US, Canada, UK, UAE, Saudi, Singapore and Japan.
When you look at the stats it is obvious to see that the whole economy would collapse if even a fraction of the millions of OFWs or immigrants had to return home. This country already has so many millions of redundant jobs such as millions of useless security guards, department store floor workers. Look at the millions of guys who decide to become two and three wheel motor drivers, and bicycle drivers because they can’t do anything else. What if five million more have to come home because of a faultering world economy? And this is happening now!
I would estimate that above 50% of this country is really unemployed. If you go to a mall anytime, it’s full, I go to a resort anytime it’s full, everything to do with partying and travel is full. All my neighbors don’t work, the town has thousands of drivers waiting for no riders, taxis honking horns everywhere, people selling bullshit everywhere, all self proclaimed workers doing things that are already done one hundred times too much.
I live near a small town of about 200,000, but there are nine money transfer places!!!!!!!!!!!! They always have lots of customers. In my last article, The Neighbors, I pointed out how five households behind me have twenty five people and none of them work! The first family of fifteen gets 20000P a month from an Ausi bf, one other family has a sister working as a slave nanny in Hong Kong. Just like most Filipino families.
How many hundreds of times have you been asked where are you from? Then when you tell them the reply is, oh yes I have a sister, uncle … working there. The whole world is polluted with them, taking jobs away from the indigenous populations. What a mess!
Now let’s look at this! There are thousands of us expatriates here spending billions every year. Now if we all go home as we are told to do so many times, what happens to this bullshit place, obvious huh? And what would they lose? Billions.
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