The following is an extract from what "might" be an upcoming "Everyday Hero" article that was created using information provided by members of this forum Maybe us foreigners are destroying the nation financially? There is some validity to the assertion that we drive up prices to some degree. But usually there is one price for Filipinos and a higher price for foreigners. I took a small survey. I found the average foreigner spends P 67,000 each month. With roughly 1,000 foreigners in the area, that means the local economy gets a monthly boost of almost 67 million pesos and an annual boost of over 854 million pesos. To put that into perspective, in order for Silliman University to match that income it would have to charge each of it’s 8,700 students tuition fees of 95 thousand pesos per semester. That makes us fat old foreigners the major single source of income for this province. Maybe that is one reason why there are new buildings, homes and malls being built all over the province. Obviously foreigners are not financially destroying the country. So, again my Filipino friend, exactly how are foreigners destroying your country? Inquiring minds want to know. I am also researching an article in support of a much needed Tourism Plan as suggested by First District Congressional Representative "Josie"