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Poverty and Survival (part3)

I was originally to start writing how some people find ways to make an income but Wildcat left me a comment with a very moving link to a video. This video showed how someone goes to restaurants to get their food wastes to bring to his family and poor neighbors. All over Davao and I would guess most cities here you will see beggars. Kids in dirty clothes will come up with their hands out and will make a motion with their other...

Poverty and Survival in the Philippines

As we all know, the Philippines is over populated and there is high unemployment. Then also you have the problem where employers use the system to pay as little as possible. In the Philippines, if you have less than 10 employees or contract employees that work for less than 6 months, the labor laws and benefits can be ignored. Most malls hire their employees for 5 months. They pay less then minimum wage and no benefits. If an...

I Got a Job

Last week a friend of mine called me for an interesting proposition. He is involved and soon to be a partner with an Architectural and Engineering Firm here in Davao. They are in need of someone to help get some drafting for about a month. The pay is not much but it gets my foot in the door and hopefully it can grow to a higher position for a better salary. My friend would like to have me support him with his marketing role....