Tag Archives: poverty

Reposting: What’s Life in the Philippines Like?

A lot of foreigners look at the Philippines with rose-colored glasses. They see the friendly people and the sunny beaches. They see the happy faces, and the few thousand islands that make up the archipelago. However, this is only a … Continue reading

Advertisements
Posted in Philippines, repost | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How can you work if you are hungry?

I had a staff member start working for us last week.  According to her, she was living with her aunt in Caloocan, and the aunt was forcing her to find work. “I only have php 5.00 in my pocket,” she … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Conflicts, Filipino Men/Women, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Don’t Get Pregnant When You’re Not Yet Ready

Since I’m in the topic of motherhood, I’d like to talk about the rampancy of unwed single mothers in the Philippines. To place it in context, I work in a business that hires a lot of women. Since our products cater … Continue reading

Posted in Advice, Baby Stuff, Boyfriend, Family Drama, Filipino Men/Women, Updates | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment