The Filipinos are more than entitled to any help we can give them!

November 12, 2013 at 12:11 am (Commentary)

November 11, 2013 at 11:22 pm (Commentary) · Edit

The recent disasters and suffering in the Philippines have seen some generous responses from developed countries. But before we in the developed world pat ourselves too much on the back, and say how good we are, we need to be reminded of how much the Philippines has done for us over the past years.

Hospitals and medical institutes in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Western Europe, employ significant numbers of Filipinos.

These people were all trained in the Philippines at their expense. Countries in the developed world are getting the benefits of their skills at no cost to them.

The exit of health professionals from the Philippines to go to the West resulted in the shortage of nurses and doctors there.

It is not only health professionals, but also technicians, engineers, and social scientists from the Philippines who are giving the West the benefits of their training, so let us remind ourselves that anything we do for the Filipinos is no more than we should be doing anyhow!

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous said,

    ‘Social scientists’ my arse. Sweet, Dave.

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