Comments on: Rich and poor in the Philippines http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/07/25/rich-and-poor-in-the-philippines/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: julz0790 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/07/25/rich-and-poor-in-the-philippines/comment-page-1/#comment-355251 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:29:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=41600#comment-355251 You can’t blame rich people for being rich if they work hard for what they have (though not all of them), and we can’t blame poor people for being always where they were even if they work as hard. The thing is for me,if you think you can’t afford to provide for lots of children, just have one or two. The difference is poor people live for the day, lay down at night and think of how to survive again the next day, while rich people have their plans for the rest of the days ahead of them.

-I still pray for the best.

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By: Syanis http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/07/25/rich-and-poor-in-the-philippines/comment-page-1/#comment-354646 Mon, 29 Jul 2013 02:29:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=41600#comment-354646 20,000 peso’s a month is a poor family in the Philippines? To most Filipino’s that’s a LOT. Many Filipino’s are working for 5-6k peso’s a month ($150) per person and many for less then that closer to 4k ($100). The country keeps talking of how well its growing but the poor never move up, just down, even the working poor. The government doesn’t give a damn as its fully controlled by the rich for rich interests. Its made certain that poor families can’t get a good education for their children to rise out of it because costs are kept well above what they could ever afford.

Maybe this article writer should have taken a look at a city NOT Manila. Just as you can’t go to NY and use it as a good example for the US same for Manila.

Also the best paying jobs for poor oddly enough is generally working for a westerner who owns a business (generally through a Filipina wife). Filipino’s love paying horrible wages. Hence why a middle class family can afford 2 near slave helpers. Pay them $50 a month and cover food and hygeine and they can never afford to leave.

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By: chekovmerlin http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/07/25/rich-and-poor-in-the-philippines/comment-page-1/#comment-354645 Mon, 29 Jul 2013 01:44:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=41600#comment-354645 @chekovmerlin: That should read “Philippines.” Sorry for the typo.

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By: chekovmerlin http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/07/25/rich-and-poor-in-the-philippines/comment-page-1/#comment-354644 Mon, 29 Jul 2013 01:41:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=41600#comment-354644 The difference between the rich and the poor in the Phillipines and the U.S. is by degree.

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By: anonph http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/07/25/rich-and-poor-in-the-philippines/comment-page-1/#comment-354642 Sat, 27 Jul 2013 04:48:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=41600#comment-354642 Great article however you compared a middle income family to a poor family, as oppose to trying to “juxtapose the lifestyles of the rich and poor”.

This is not to brag but I went and my three siblings went to international schools in Manila and our tuition was $25,000 or (1 million pesos) each, yearly. Aside from luxury cars and multiple homes, we don’t save just 10% a year of our income, that would be too little. We also can donate hundreds of thousands of pesos to our respective charities, probably equivalent to the six figure income of this middle class family. Just putting things in perspective that there is a divide, a much bigger divide than what is shown in the story.

But great article nevertheless!

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