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  1. okiebound

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    I have been thinking a lot about when I lived there, how people would crowd each other out of lines outside of the bank before opening, at the pharmacy, etc...nobody could wait for their turn. How is this going now? Are people practicing social distancing, not killing one another to get in front of each other?
     
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    No, they are supposed to social-distance but poor compliance, especially at the checkpoints, which may serve to enhance rather than minimize spreading. On the other hand, since before April 2 there are still only 4 OFFICIALLY confirmed cases with 2 passed away and 2in the hospital. That does not include the unconfirmed cases no one knows about but it is quite low and of course easily managed by the hospitals. Duterte’s guy at IATF says that extended quarantines are no longer needed in the Visayas and Mindanao but people are very afraid and it looks like some provinces are continuing the lockdown to May.


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    You just have to go to a Philippines Airlines flight to Manila to see that hasn't changed. lol
     
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    I asked the wife last night to give me an honest reply. I asked her if she thought that for the most part the Filipino was a disciplined person. She said no.

    What this ECQ is trying to do, and why it has so many problems, is that they are trying to discipline a people that have grown up their entire lives without it and many thinking that the rules are for others, not me.
     
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    I view it as an urban-rural divide. This is still a largely rural and small-town society. On any normal shopping and business day, probably half to two-thirds of the people downtown have come from out of town. They lack the manners and discipline of their urban cousins, and they are also in a bigger hurry. And many, if find, are amenable to instruction in friendly terms.
     
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    There's a lot of generalisation going on here.
     
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    In my opinion the average Filipino is way too disciplined and obeying to rules when they have to fear consequences for not doing so. On the other hand, when they can be sure there will be no sanctions, all discipline goes overboard.
     
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    Human nature, not just here. Ie. Myself as a turd 15 yr old
     
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    yes, true, teenagers and kids show that kind of behavior.

    I consider it part of becoming an adult to form a personal set of values, a sense of right and wrong, and the ability and self-discipline to act accordingly, even if nobody is watching. Or, even if somebody is watching who might not like it, if only you think its right.

    Hat tip to the joggers in BGC who are facing jail time now for trying to stay healthy. Not all is lost.

    https://cnnphilippines.com/news/2020/4/9/Taguig-enhanced-community-quarantine.html
     
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    I realize the dangers of generalizations, but my experience does lead me to consider that maybe Filipinos are missing the queue forming gene. Whether at the market, or especially on the road, there seems to be an overwhelming need to "bypass the queue and get to the front of the line at all costs" with disregard for civility and etiquette. For awhile this bothered me, but now that I accept that it is a thing, I find that letting it be entertaining to sit back and observe the manifestation is a more adaptive response. Of course, I'm only being partially serious and mostly hyperbolic.
     
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