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Filipinos are some of the most colonial minded people on earth so always believe the "grass must be greener" ANYWHERE outside the Philippines. That is unfortunate and obviously NOT true but such attitudes are nearly impossible to change and requires widespread govt advertising campaign and national educational curriculum changes over a period of decades. Changing Filipino attitudes about working abroad would be like getting Americans to follow simple advice like "waste not want not", "never a borrower nor a lender be" or "delayed gratification" . So I doubt the simple facts of Filipinos getting hired abroad for as little as U$250 to U$500 / month and being away from their wives and family compared to getting hired here with a good company or starting some small business to eventually make P8000 to P20,000 ( U$160 to U$450 ) / month here in the Philippiens will SINK INTO THEIR MIND SET. "Tigas ng ulo" is a widespread national character trait here being STUBBORN or HARD HEADED.
Tigas ng ulo
I have been trying my best to surmise why Philippines or the more primitive culture somehow evade or do not use common sense.
Decision making weighs or pulls from factor that are often irrelevant to me, however somehow have great relevancy to the person.
Sort of a Macho, death before dishonor, or I will be stupid and demand to be stupid and you are supposed to look the other way. I am truly smart, even though you call me stupid, it truly is circular, there is a never ending level of excuses.
Pride, false pride or just plain stupidity, it not important to understand each person I meet. I try to not look for consistency in people.
Philippines hopes to send 20,000 workers to Guam
AP - Thursday, September 3
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines plans to send up to 20,000 construction workers to U.S. military bases on the Pacific island of Guam, a Philippine labor official said Wednesday.
Guam's governor has said that skilled Filipino workers will make up the bulk of overseas labor to be used as bases are expanded to accommodate some 8,000 U.S. Marines and their families who are due to relocate from Okinawa, Japan, over the next few years.
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration chief Jennifer Manalili said the government is targeting the deployment of about 15,000 to 20,000 construction workers to the U.S. territory.
It expects to issue deployment guidelines by the end of 2009 for recruiting the workers, with a proposed salary of at least $17 per hour, she said.
15-20,000 lonley Filipino construction workers earning $ 17 an hour ?? Good times coming to Guam and Saipan !! Kamusta ka Maganda