Why is the Philippines always BEGGING for stuff?

The Philippines begs just like a scorpion stings. That’s just what the Philippines does. It begs. It begs for “foreign investment”. It begs for foreign “aid”. Begs for loans. Begs for military support. Begs for military equipment. Begs for International Criminal Court intervention. Begs for foreign employment. Begs for rice. Begs for tourists. Begs for vaccines. Begs for ayuda.

Beg. Beg. Beg.

Why does the Philippines beg? Because the Philippines is poor. How did it end up poor? Because this is how the Philippines operates:

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The Philippines habitually enters into commitments it is inherently incapable of honouring.

The above is the very definition of poverty. The Philippines is the definition of poverty.

It is a country that lacks any means of standing on its own two feet. It is proud of an “independence” it did not win in 1898 and is too proud to accept an independence the United States actually granted it in 1946.

The Philippines does not possess the capability to grow its own food nor distribute what little it grows efficiently. It does not possess the capability to develop and manufacture important medicines, does not possess sufficient means to dispense these and the essential health services to dispense these competently via an adequate public health infrastructure. Neither does the Philippines have the capability to nurture the intellectual growth of its people and, as a result, unleashes legions of unqualified voters into its “democracy” every year.

And yet, the country grew its population to the embarrassingly enormous size we behold today. It is a country of 110 million people and this population continues to grow at an alarming clip. But this is a country that cannot — nor seems collectively inclined — to defend its territory or feed or educate its people. It is a peacetime humanitarian disaster — a petridish where a virus that is a menace to all of humanity continues to replicate and, with each unchecked replication, is given the chance to mutate to ever more virulent strains. We’re not talking about the coronavirus though. We’re talking about an entire generation of Filipinos who would likely be raised on substandard public education, in ill health, and very likely be bearing their third child by the time they are 22.

The begging will continue. Money that could have been spent on infrastructure will likely be diverted to ayuda thanks to politicians both nurturing and preying on their constituents’ ever-inflating victim mentalities.

When will the Philippines stop begging?

Who knows, right? Habitually entering into commitments one is inherently incapable of honouring is a hard habit to break. The Philippines will only stop begging when it stops being poor and stops throwing money at initiatives that contribute to its poverty.


17 Comments on “Why is the Philippines always BEGGING for stuff?”

  1. Hmmm…begs (pardon the facetious pun) the question

    Maybe we Filipinos shall break the cycle of begging once you come back to the country you have abandoned for a sun-kissed life of comfort Down Under. That is when you shall utilise all that knowledge, intuition and good ol’ dogged smarts accumulated from your Antipodean exile to create a ROCK-SOLID platform to launch your presidency, the LONG-RANGE VISION missing in most Filipinos in general.

    1. @PETER ALOYSIUS says:
      Wow… what a paragraph. Hope your mouth and knees didn’t get too tired pleasuring benign0

      1. @benign0 the CLOWN

        Its hard to be “long-range” when you are dying of starvation dickhead.

        The white-people you love and fellate so much, resort to CANIBALISM in the same situation. FILIPINOS ARE A STRONG AND RESILIENT PEOPLE!

    2. Why are you even telling him to go back to Philippines?


      In this article, you called him a traitor for migrating and I asked you this. Does migrating to another country for better lifestyle cause enough harm to the home country for you to call emigrants traitors? Can you even give a solid legal basic to say that Filipinos who migrate to other countries are traitors? Can you tell me which Philippine law says that Filipinos who migrate to other countries is treason?

  2. @benign0 the CLOWN

    “The Philippines will only stop begging when it stops being poor and stops throwing money at initiatives that contribute to its poverty”

    This is your solution to poverty benign0? You live in AUSTRALIA and obviously know nothing. A foreigner begging in a different country. Such a hypocrite…

    Philippines should just STOP BEING POOR…. Like you know being poor sucks… So Philippines should just STOP BEING POOR chi chi chi.

    Wow oh wow. Paris Hilton level genius advice right here from benign0 the clown. What’s next a sex tape with Hyden Toro toro and PETER ALOYSIUS?

    I’m guessing poor people should just eat CAKE am I right Marie Anntonette benign0?!?! Wish the poor away. Good job proving a solid argument backed by DATA… Lol so sad

    You should stop blogging

        1. Perhaps you should stop making empty threats and set your priorities for once, dickhead.

          You’ve been doing this for over 3 years and you’re still spamming emotion-fueled yet empty statements.

    1. Darth M the wise, why are you even angry? Don’t take this personally, this is a civil debate and blogging. Be civilized and watch your manners.

  3. Once again, I guess Benign0 doesn’t get it, and here’s something that CoRRECT Movement is right about him in this article: BENIGN0 OF GRP DOES NOT UNDERSTAND FDI AT ALL

    Sure, Benign0 mentions he’s not really against FDI but his notion that the Philippines must first learn to be business-savvy (or to self-industrialize) before it accepts FDI is dumb. He lives in Australia but what does he do? He doesn’t seem to get how Australia got it. Did he even read From Third World to First by the late Lee Kwan Yew? If he did then he probably never saw Lee accepted FDI as a means to help improve Singapore’s domestic production.

    But as said, what’s the best solution not to be poor according to Benign0? How can Filipinos be not poor IF there are very FEW job opportunities thanks to the 60-40 policy?

    Also, what’s worse is that Benign0 here would rather feed the trolls than talk about solutions. My advice is Benign0 should stop entertaining trolls.

    1. Nah. The solution to joblessness is to create jobs — not beg for them. If a people aren’t able nor have shown any historic aptitude to capitalise on what is available domestically, then what hope do they have of running with foreign capital?

      The source of Filipino poverty is Filipinos themselves. They committed to an enormous population even if they inherently lack the capability to honour that commitment — i.e. possess the capability of independently sustaining their lot to a standard they consider satisfactory.

      1. You did mention you’re not against FDI. What the government really needs is to remove the excessive restrictions such as 60-40. It’s more than time to seize the opportunity to move certain businesses from China to the Philippines. That would be one of the ways to help create jobs instead of relying on handouts.

        “The source of Filipino poverty is Filipinos themselves. They committed to an enormous population even if they inherently lack the capability to honour that commitment — i.e. possess the capability of independently sustaining their lot to a standard they consider satisfactory.”

        The problem of poverty is with the longtime “Filipino First’ policy of Carlos P. Garcia or economic protectionism. Are there really much opportunities than just flying abroad?

        Also, you’re better off ignoring Darth Moron the Wuss. He will just waste your time. Maybe you should start moderating comments.

        1. I agree that protectionism is just causing problems for Philippines and its people, especially the 60-40 rule in the Philippine constitution. The protectionist policy of the Philippines is the reason why the customers always lose. Now, they added the safeguard duties for certain imported cars, the reason for that is to boost local production which is a stupid idea because customers should not be burdened for the local companies’ incompetence. Why do they need to give the customers a huge burden just to help the local companies or local production? If local companies can’t compete with foreign companies, then they should just leave instead of passing the burden to the customers. Saying that Philippines is a capitalist country is a big lie because Philippines has a very large degree of protectionism which makes it a protectionist country. I don’t really care about the local companies so companies and the gov’t should not pass the burden to me just to help them.

      2. But FDI helps in any case. I’ve seen a country rise up from near nothing, having no 60-40 or other nonsense hindering. It was a highly efficient way to attract capital, thus learning from the companies and setting up local competitors based on learned information.

        Truth is, 60-40 only exists to serve the current Filipino business elite. They are swimming in money due to it. Crappy service and no competition – imagine if you had Aldi, Walmart and Tesco building shopping venues here. They’d gladly come but not with some 60-40 where you have no decision power.

  4. I’ve seen comments in youtube about people saying that Russia is a true friend because they donate new military equipment to the Philippines unlike the US which only donates 2nd hand or refurbished military equipment. Some people get even mad at the US because they donate 2nd hand or refurbished military equipment, they’re demanding the US to donate brand new equipment. Those people’s mindset shows that they’re not true friends either, they’re just parasites who beg for donations and get angry when the entity or country refuses to give them the donations they’re asking for. Since Philippines is just begging for aid and donations so that country has no right to get angry if a rich or powerful country refuses to give them any aid or donations. They can’t use the “utang na loob” card to get donations, if they even dare.

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