Why the Philippines is poor!


The difference between the poor countries and the rich ones is not the age of the country:

This can be shown by countries like India & Egypt , that are more than 2000 years old, but are poor.

On the other hand, Canada , Australia & New Zealand, that 150 years ago were inexpressive, today are developed countries, and are rich.

The difference between poor & rich countries does not reside in the available natural resources.

Japan has a limited territory, 80% mountainous, inadequate for agriculture & cattle raising, but it is the second world economy. The country is like an immense floating factory, importing raw materials from the whole world and exporting manufactured products.

Another example is Switzerland , which does not plant cocoa but has the best chocolate in the world. In its little territory they raise animals and plant the soilduring 4 months per year. Not enough, they produce dairy products of the best quality! It is a small country that transmits an image of security, order & labor, which made it the world’s strongest, safest place.

Executives from rich countries who communicate with their counterparts in poor countries show that there is no significant intellectual difference.

Race or skin color are also not important: immigrants labeled lazy in their countries of origin are the productive power in rich European countries.

What is the difference then? The difference is the attitude of the people, framed along the years by the education & the culture & flawed tradition.

On analyzing the behavior of the people in rich & developed countries, we find that the great majority follow the following principles in their lives:

1. Ethics, as a basic principle
2. Integrity
3. Responsibility
4. Respect for the laws & rules
5. Respect for the rights of other citizens
6. Work loving
7. Strive for savings & investment
8. Will of super action
9. Punctuality
10. and of course…Discipline

In poor countries, only a minority follow these basic principles in their daily life.

The Philippines is not poor because we lack natural resources or because nature was cruel to us. In fact, we are supposedly rich in natural resources.

We are poor because we lack the correct attitude. We lack the will to comply with and teach these functional principles of rich & developed societies.
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What now?  If you do not forward this message nothing will happen to you.  Your pet will not die, you will not be fired, you will not have badluck for seven years, and also, you will not get sick or go hungry.

But those may happen because of your lack of discipline & laziness, your love for intrigue and politics, your indifference to saving for the future, your stubborn attitude.

If you love your country, let this message circulate so that many Filipinos could reflect about this, AND CHANGE, ACT!


4 thoughts on “Why the Philippines is poor!

  1. I Agree what you have said and i hope Filipinos will take actions from this moment. I want to see our Country to be on the top like other Asian countries. I love Philippines, go pinoys….

  2. torogi59 says:

    Just a thought, but….

    I honestly disagree with the assessment of the author. On the contrary, I think a majority of Filipinos have most of these named principles, maybe not all (but not all rich countries have all these principles either). I think the main reason is POPULATION. There are just too many people to share what is available. This is true of India, too. Perhaps the author should have assigned percentages to these principles. The most common of these principles that most Filipinos DO NOT have is:

    1. Discipline
    2. Punctuality

    If these 2 principles are assigned 50% each, then yayyy! We have found a disease among us that is very hard to cure…. and an explanation as to why we are poor.

    Perhaps the trait (below) that we have that could explain it all is…..


    WE deny we lack these principles, so we remain in the rut! Kaya tayo, kailangang gimising maaga para magkayod

  3. alvin says:

    mainit kasi. walang mainit na bansa na mayaman.

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