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How to help in the Philippines

Several of you have asked what you could do to help in the Philippines in the aftermath of the typhoon that killed thousands.     The truth be known, it is overpopulation combined with its resultant poverty...

Poverty, Deforestation, Pollution, Population and More Poverty

Poverty drives people and the government to do things that they normally would not do.  I have addressed the interconnection of poverty, pollution, deforestation and population piecemeal in different entries...

Nurses charged a fee to volunteer

Only in the Philippines would registered nurses be charged a fee to work with no pay.  Government policy of exporting its people has led to this anomaly: Copy and paste or click as...

Education for Export of Citizens

Overpopulation has suppressed wages so severely in the Philippines that a niche has opened up for schools that train Filipinos for work abroad.  I recently visited such a school with a Filipina enrolling in...

How to make Deadbeat Dads pay!

When I arrived in the Philippines I first stayed with a single mother in Golden Acres south of Manila who I had been corresponding with. She had been abandoned with two small children by a Filipino who had...

Open Letter to the Former President

Dear former President Ramos, I am a veteran of the US Navy and served on a destroyer in the Tonkin Gulf along with several Filipino nationals that were on our ship.  They were...
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