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Post by Mateus on Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:34 am

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 soil during 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 &am! p; 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 to the laws & rules.

5. Respect to 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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Hi to all the members of this great website. Above is an article discussing why the Philippines is in such a bad shape. This was not written by me, but by a Filipino doctor living in Texas. Let this be some food for thought for you guys... I think this is absolutely true.

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Re: The Reason why the Philippines is poor

Post by Jricle on Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:41 am

Good story, It was Great!.
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Re: The Reason why the Philippines is poor

Post by eaU^ on Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:44 am

agree.. 100% fact.. thnx matues for sharing.
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Re: The Reason why the Philippines is poor

Post by ERRU on Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:22 am

I actually agree with this...thanks...

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Re: The Reason why the Philippines is poor

Post by ErdeKaiser on Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:53 am

So true.

Kelan kaya tayo uunlad? hayz.
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Re: The Reason why the Philippines is poor

Post by j_kriz7 on Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:48 am

Couldn't agree more, thanks for sharing Mateus...

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Re: The Reason why the Philippines is poor

Post by Mr.Prince_X06 on Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:13 pm

I totally agree., If Only our country men follow this simple text/words...
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Re: The Reason why the Philippines is poor

Post by neonblues on Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:46 pm

tama! great arguments!
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Re: The Reason why the Philippines is poor

Post by Erika Gomez on Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:12 pm

nyc, nyc .. tama tama ..
IF ONLY magiging maganda attitudes ng mga tao ngayon,
progressive sana tong country nato ..

korek, ryt .. right, agree! Smile
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Re: The Reason why the Philippines is poor

Post by testing101 on Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:28 pm

nice

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Re: The Reason why the Philippines is poor

Post by TheJoker on Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:58 pm

great story... add lang me some facts... correct me if i'm wrong...

United States... has only 2 secretaries... 2 undersecretaries... pero maunlad silang bansa...

Europe... has only 2 secretaries... 4 undersecretaries... maunlad din sila...

Japan... has only 1 secretaries... 2 undersecretaries... maunlad din sila...

Philippines... 54 secretaries and 1 hundred plus undersecretaries... pero bakit mahirap pa rin tayo...

pakitama na lang kung mali...

at saka... CORRUPT government po kasi tayo... from the smallest officials to the highest officials... from BARANGAY TANOD to PRESIDENT of the Philippines... eh may corruption...

yan lang ata ang word na talagang we FOLLOWS...

singapore dapat ang example... singapore has no known natural resources pero maunlad na bansa sila... kasi wala o kaunti lang mangurakot... bansa muna at konting sa bulsa lang... sa atin BULSA muna bago bansa... ghaaaaaayyyyy....

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Re: The Reason why the Philippines is poor

Post by RaMa on Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:26 pm

that was nicely explained
sad to say but that's the truth

and people who live or has been abroad for quite a time (like you) would easily understand

but what makes a country poor is really the people who lives there


anyway i wanna share a story that my mom tells :]

HOW GOD MADE THE PHILIPPINES! !

Once upon a time in the kingdom of Heaven, God was
missing for six days.
Eventually, Michael the Archangel found him, resting
on the seventhday.

He inquired of God, "Where have you been?"

God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction and proudly
pointed downwards
through the clouds, "Look,Michael. Look what I've made."

Archangel Michael looked puzzled and said, "What is it?"

"It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put Life on it. I'm going to call
it Earth and it's going to be a great place of balance."

"Balance?" inquired Michael, still confused.

God explained, pointing to different parts of earth.
"For example,
Northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and
wealth, but cold and harsh
while southern Europe is going to be poor but sunny and pleasant."

"I have made some lands abundant in water and other lands parched
deserts."

"This one will be extremely hot, while this one will
be very cold and covered in ice."

The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed
to a group of Islands and said, "What are those?"

"Ah," said God. "That's the Philippines, the most
glorious place on earth.
There are beautiful beaches, rivers, mountains and
forests.

The people from the Philippines are going to be
handsome, modest,
intelligent and humorous and they are going to be
found traveling the world.

They will be extremely sociable, hardworking and high
achieving and they
will be known throughout the world as carriers of peace and love."

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration but then
proclaimed, "What about balance, God? You said there would be balance.
"
God replied wisely,"Wait until you see the idiots I designated as their leaders."
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Re: The Reason why the Philippines is poor

Post by chaos2121 on Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:43 pm

sana maisip ng tao to pati sa gobyerno hay kailan kaya tayo

giginhawa ung wlang corruption

wla ding disiplina ngyn mga tao
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Re: The Reason why the Philippines is poor

Post by Re1Mu2R3 on Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:06 pm

Know what I hate? Mga tambay sa kanto (let's call 'em TSKs) who don't even give an effort para paunlarin buhay nila. Tapos everyday habits pa nila yosi, alak, mangholdap and whatever pathetic activities you can think of... Then ang lakas pa ng loob nilang iridicule ka pag dadaan ka lang na di na nga sila pinapansin.

I found it hard not to use the 'f' and the 'p' word a few times writing this post...
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Post by triskaidekaphobia on Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:08 pm

RaMa wrote:that was nicely explained
sad to say but that's the truth

and people who live or has been abroad for quite a time (like you) would easily understand

but what makes a country poor is really the people who lives there


anyway i wanna share a story that my mom tells :]

HOW GOD MADE THE PHILIPPINES! !

Once upon a time in the kingdom of Heaven, God was
missing for six days.
Eventually, Michael the Archangel found him, resting
on the seventhday.

He inquired of God, "Where have you been?"

God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction and proudly
pointed downwards
through the clouds, "Look,Michael. Look what I've made."

Archangel Michael looked puzzled and said, "What is it?"

"It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put Life on it. I'm going to call
it Earth and it's going to be a great place of balance."

"Balance?" inquired Michael, still confused.

God explained, pointing to different parts of earth.
"For example,
Northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and
wealth, but cold and harsh
while southern Europe is going to be poor but sunny and pleasant."

"I have made some lands abundant in water and other lands parched
deserts."

"This one will be extremely hot, while this one will
be very cold and covered in ice."

The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed
to a group of Islands and said, "What are those?"

"Ah," said God. "That's the Philippines, the most
glorious place on earth.
There are beautiful beaches, rivers, mountains and
forests.

The people from the Philippines are going to be
handsome, modest,
intelligent and humorous and they are going to be
found traveling the world.

They will be extremely sociable, hardworking and high
achieving and they
will be known throughout the world as carriers of peace and love."

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration but then
proclaimed, "What about balance, God? You said there would be balance.
"
God replied wisely,"Wait until you see the idiots I designated as their leaders."



hahahhahaha lol!

ntawa ako sa story mo......thnx
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Re: The Reason why the Philippines is poor

Post by migs on Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:23 pm

at saka... CORRUPT government po kasi tayo... from the smallest officials to the highest officials... from BARANGAY TANOD to PRESIDENT of the Philippines... eh may corruption...
Gusto ko lng pong sabihin na hindi lamang government officials ang corrupt. Minsan pati mga jeepney drivers, minsan mga kabataan din. Sa mga school puro CHEATING, hanggang paglaki, dala ang ganung ugali... Hindi lang po gobyerno ang may problema, stop blaming the government for everything Razz btw wala aqng kamaganak na government officials ah, at wala din aqng balak na maging ganun...

Minsan po, naisip ko, parang anung karapatan kong magreklamo kung wala din naman aqng nagagawang mabuti sa bansa natin. Why should I blame the corrupt when I'm idle Razz
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Re: The Reason why the Philippines is poor

Post by nyin on Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:29 am

i think the same is true kung bakit hindi "umuunlad" ang forum site na ito.
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Re: The Reason why the Philippines is poor

Post by hail-Lee on Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:45 am

migs wrote:
at saka... CORRUPT government po kasi tayo... from the smallest officials to the highest officials... from BARANGAY TANOD to PRESIDENT of the Philippines... eh may corruption...
Gusto ko lng pong sabihin na hindi lamang government officials ang corrupt. Minsan pati mga jeepney drivers, minsan mga kabataan din. Sa mga school puro CHEATING, hanggang paglaki, dala ang ganung ugali... Hindi lang po gobyerno ang may problema, stop blaming the government for everything Razz btw wala aqng kamaganak na government officials ah, at wala din aqng balak na maging ganun...

Minsan po, naisip ko, parang anung karapatan kong magreklamo kung wala din naman aqng nagagawang mabuti sa bansa natin. Why should I blame the corrupt when I'm idle Razz


i agree. ^^,v we are responsible with our little actions...
nhhrapan p ko i-explain kasi inaantok ako at papasok pa lng ako ng office (1am na)

i loved the topic.. sobrang mahal ko kasi ang Pilipinas..

u know what? pwede nmn tau tumulong..

what i am doing right now...tumutulong ako thru GAWAD KALINGA..

it is more than a housing project.. there, we build with the poor..
mingle with them.. eat with them.. sleep in their houses.. teach the kids..

tapos ang nkakatuwa...ung mga professional nagvvolunteer dn dun.. like doctors.. tinutulungan nla ung may mga sakit dun..


and the best part is.. magkakasama ang mga RIVALS:

jollibee-mcdo
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Re: The Reason why the Philippines is poor

Post by 4GO57O on Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:34 am

akala ko ba walang stuff about politics dapat sa forum na to!!

pero hindi lahat ng government corrupt...tingnan niyo...maram nang nagawa si gloria...eh wala namang ginagawa yung citizens pahirapan si gloria...eh ano naman kung nanalo si FPJ ano gagawin niya!? nakatapos ba siya ng pag-aaral?mataas lang votes dahil popular....kung natalo si goria... baka masmaayos pero di ko alam kung kaya ni FPJ yung maging presidente

kung mali ako sige okay lang


oo nakisali ako para sabihin ko to
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Re: The Reason why the Philippines is poor

Post by hail-Lee on Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:14 am

4GO57O wrote:akala ko ba walang stuff about politics dapat sa forum na to!!

pero hindi lahat ng government corrupt...tingnan niyo...maram nang nagawa si gloria...eh wala namang ginagawa yung citizens pahirapan si gloria...eh ano naman kung nanalo si FPJ ano gagawin niya!? nakatapos ba siya ng pag-aaral?mataas lang votes dahil popular....kung natalo si goria... baka masmaayos pero di ko alam kung kaya ni FPJ yung maging presidente

kung mali ako sige okay lang


oo nakisali ako para sabihin ko to


lablab kita agosto ^^

uh,, it does NOT follow na kapag maraming projects eh hndi na corrupt..

sometimes(most of the time ata) gngmit pa ang projects para mkapagcorrupt.. remember ZTE deal? nabuking..

maraming di nabubuking.. ^^,v aiun lamang


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Re: The Reason why the Philippines is poor

Post by MetaboringJohnCañares on Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:47 pm

migs wrote:
at saka... CORRUPT government po kasi tayo... from the smallest officials to the highest officials... from BARANGAY TANOD to PRESIDENT of the Philippines... eh may corruption...
Gusto ko lng pong sabihin na hindi lamang government officials ang corrupt. Minsan pati mga jeepney drivers, minsan mga kabataan din. Sa mga school puro CHEATING, hanggang paglaki, dala ang ganung ugali... Hindi lang po gobyerno ang may problema, stop blaming the government for everything Razz btw wala aqng kamaganak na government officials ah, at wala din aqng balak na maging ganun...

Minsan po, naisip ko, parang anung karapatan kong magreklamo kung wala din naman aqng nagagawang mabuti sa bansa natin. Why should I blame the corrupt when I'm idle Razz

I agree with that essay Mat posted.

And why do we always blame the government? Yes, our government has problems, but look around you (within this country), walk outside and observe. Look at the people near the pedestrian lane or those crossing, watch the traffic lights, watch TV, listen to the radio, etc. You will see that its not just the government, its us, mga pinoy. Its the filipinos in this country that made our country like this. Filipinos raging from government officials to normal citizens. And yet we blame one another, government officials blame other government officials, citizens blame the government. We keep on blaming one another. Just look at us!

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Post by jbcañares on Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:08 pm

MetaboringJohnCañares wrote: Just look at us!

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Post by pancho86 on Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:10 pm

ang mahal ng bigas...
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Re: The Reason why the Philippines is poor

Post by ERRU on Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:20 pm

Our country has no more hope... hay sad to say parang wala na tayong pag-asang makaahon sa hirap... But anyway look at the bright side... baka may mahalal na matinong presidente na kakatakutan ng mga tao para maging disiplinado muli ang bansa parang noong panahon ni dating pangulong Marcos... pero kung walang magaling na pinuno...hay... lipat na lang tayo ng bansa...pero kung gusto lang ng mga taong talikuran ang bansa dahil sa mukha na itong walang pag-asa, mas lalong babagsak ito...

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Post by 4GO57O on Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:24 am

hail-Lee wrote:
4GO57O wrote:akala ko ba walang stuff about politics dapat sa forum na to!!

pero hindi lahat ng government corrupt...tingnan niyo...maram nang nagawa si gloria...eh wala namang ginagawa yung citizens pahirapan si gloria...eh ano naman kung nanalo si FPJ ano gagawin niya!? nakatapos ba siya ng pag-aaral?mataas lang votes dahil popular....kung natalo si goria... baka masmaayos pero di ko alam kung kaya ni FPJ yung maging presidente

kung mali ako sige okay lang


oo nakisali ako para sabihin ko to


lablab kita agosto ^^

uh,, it does NOT follow na kapag maraming projects eh hndi na corrupt..

sometimes(most of the time ata) gngmit pa ang projects para mkapagcorrupt.. remember ZTE deal? nabuking..

maraming di nabubuking.. ^^,v aiun lamang


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hehe ^^ hugs


pero kung nakikinig kayo sa news...alam ni gloria na mali yung ZTE pero hindi niya sinabing i continue o istart ung ZTE....iba yung nagsign ng contract...wala na kong narinig tungkol kay jun lozada pero ang alam ko parang stage actor siya noon...paano niyo na alam kung totoo ang sinasabi niya? :/
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