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Discussion in '☋ Expat Section ☋' started by PhilT, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. ENIGMA

    ENIGMA DI Junior Member

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    PhilT, you are spot on.My Filipino wife is always on about living in the Philippines but she understands it's not reality,at least until the kids are grown up.Even then I wont be joining her,apart for a few months of the year,if she decides to do this.
    I think so many people are looking through "rose tinted glasses".
     
  2. Gene

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    Hi PhilT;
    It was assumed that any foreigners(former Filipinos) that moved to the Philippines are either Retirees or had saved tons of money to just enjoy the fruit of labours.Most young people who are seeking for "actions" should live on bigger cities like Cebu or Manila for more opportunities. The downside of living in the Philippines for good are: Education System-just good but not excellent compared to the West. Healthcare System-Mediocare, Good in big Cities if you have plenty of money. Invironment-Polluted, Dirty in Cities, just ok outside the city.Those are only few of downsides that I can think of for now but just imagine a third world country only closer to the second world country in category.This is only my opinion !
     
  3. Swany

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    I think Dumaguete is just perfect for everyone who wants to live/retire there, young and old alike. Also, Dumaguete is unique and has some interesting cultural history / background that they (dumagueteneos, including me) can be proud of. :D :wink:
     
  4. Rhoody

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    Living in the PI is not for everyone and this has nothing to do with "rosa tainted glasses". When you have school-kids Dumaguete is probably not the right choice, for many reasons.

    I know some world-class private schools in Makati, but than we talk about real money for school-fees where your kids have all, if not more opportunities. The educational system there has nothing to do with the "local" system, is multicultural and students learn to respect and appreciate other ways of life.
    In many classes learning two languages is mandatory. Mandarin is one of the supported "foreign" languages as it is obviously mandatory for a successful international career for people living in Asia.
    Also the medical standard in Luzon is way higher than in Duma. Many ex-pats sending their kids to this international schools and see them every other week and in holidays.

    There are options to retire with kids in the PI and have them well educated and it is like everywhere in the world... it's not for free

    cheers

    Rhoody
     
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    PhilT

    PhilT DI Member

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    Rhoody in UK the schools are free and very good, my youngest is in elementary school and every pupil has a laptop. Also our Health system is not perfect but when you go to a hospital or doctor money is not on your mind, all medications are free you CAN pay a small fee per article but not so bad as actual consultation fees etc, but over 65 and kids are 100% free health care. I know what you mean on the International schools, but I do not want to pay for a school that teaches Latin, horse riding, or any other half baked ideas in the name of education. lol This thread has had some good intelligent debate, and thanks for everyones opinions and ideas.
     
  6. Rhoody

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    PhilT I dont mean it bad, but the solution is so simple.... stay in the UK, you need to pay if you want first world treatment...

    Ask your government to give you the money back what you paid taxes they spend on for things you call now "for free"... education, health, roads, social security

    Take the same money and spend it in education and health here... you would live like a real millionaire....

    sorry guys and girls...what are you expecting from the PI ????

    Just that you wasted thousands of dollar, euro, pounds with taxes does not give you the right to expect anything for free in a third world country.

    PhilT, did you spend or invest anything in the PI to give you the right to even think like that ???

    You can't be serious... How blind are this people who are driving on the wrong side of a street. You do have no clue about the private schools here in the PI what they do and what they teach. You are talking about 1992... I am sure you can translate Karabow Poo into your language... thats what you are talking...

    The bottom line is that you don't send your kid to school in Dumaguete if you have "higher" expectations, whatever they are... but this expectations will cost you money...

    cheers and good night

    Rhoody
     
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    PhilT

    PhilT DI Member

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    Phew! this forum is really very strange, no matter how you say anything someone is always ready for aggro.

    Rhoody maybe it got lost a bit but here is my position :

    I AM IN THE UK AND HAVE NO INTENTION OF MOVING TO THE PHILS AS THE TOPICS WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HAVE ALWAYS WORRIED ME, I WAS ASKING HOWEVER THE PEOPLE THAT ARE LIVING THERE HOW THEY SEE OR COPE WITH THE ABOVE TOPICS AS I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYONE HERE TALKING ABOUT IT....OKAY???

    I THINK ALOT OF PEOPLE SHOULD TALK ABOUT IT AS WE AGREE ON ONE THING ITS FOR THE GOOD OF YOUR CHILDREN.

    SHEEESH! KEEP YOUR HAIR ON MAN!
     
  8. Rhoody

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    PhilT, that is one of the main reasons for of a forum, to be able to argue, not to post 100 smilies and say "yes boss" like the Fil-UK - forum.
    I live here "only" seven years and know some expats with kids in different ages who go to school. I am pretty sure that the kids of that families i know have not that bad education, have all opportunities in life and grow up a bit more "world open" than in Germany, UK or even the US.
    If we take the taxes we would pay in our home-countries and put that in a proper educastion and health insurance we can get the same level as in "the good old world".
    I do agree that things may be easier in "our" countries, I just post the opportunities of the PI in 2008 and I guess that is why you started the thread...

    Rhoody
     
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    PhilT

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    No Rhoody you have got that all wrong, the idea of paying taxes in "our" countries is so that good education can be had by all, as well as health and not for the few who can afford it out of their pockets on the expense of the less well off, its called socialism remember that? Also as a german you must realise that after the war Germany Japan and USA all were better off than UK germany got rebuilt, Japan got rebuilt and had money for Industry and USA made a fat profit out of everyone UK had nothing! So do not slag off our system as it was hard earned CHEERS! and good night
     
  10. ENIGMA

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    Hey Rhoody,take those "rose tinted glasses" off,so you can see clearly!
     
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