The Philippines? – Say It Ain’t So!

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Would I have chosen to live in the Philippines some 20 years ago? With some reservation…possibly. Today? ABSOLUTELY! A heightened sense of optimism and change is sweeping the Philippines and the country is experiencing a political and economic resurgence that, when followed through, will turn the nation into the global player that it aims to be. And the world watches as the Philippines moves forward. To me the transformation from when I first arrived there in 1983 up to the present day is almost unimaginable. The following video says it all, really. Comments welcomed!

“Nothing is impossible and as long as the people are united and focused, we will get there” ~ President Benigno Aquino



4 thoughts on “The Philippines? – Say It Ain’t So!

  1. Randy, the video on progress in the Philippines is very informative. I have noticed a big changes in ther economy and infrastructure development during the last 30 years that I have been visiting the Philippines. I am retired, bujt my wife does not want to move to the Philippines full time just yet as she has many friend and relatives in the US now. We have been going back to her hometown of Libmanan, Camarines Sur (Bicol Region) in January and February of each year.

  2. Very well produced video and like you, I think the changes are visibly measurable. Many poor people don’t feel that way as I understand that one can become stuck in the grasp of poverty. One thing to note though is roughly less than 25% of the population is below the poverty line and that number seems to be shrinking as the population increases. Anyway, you will have to yell at me when you come visit and I will have to do some kayaking with you.

  3. I have come in and out of the Philippines since 1971, and in 2012 I moved here with my wife. There is an inner soul feeling of joy and happiness within me as we share our days and nights without stress, with laughter, fresh foods, and relatives and friends. For me the answer is easy! I shall live here as long as I can!

  4. Hi Terry, I echo your sentiments exactly. When we were there last spring, all of the above applied. Can’t wait till it becomes permanent. What province are you living in?

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