Keep in mind the median Philippines IQ is 86. An IQ of 130 may indicate exceptional intelligence while an IQ of 70 may indicate mental retardation. So if half the Philippines population are below the 86 bar, they are obviously close to 70. The problem with this narrative is that many Filipinos do not have the education system available to them compared to the wealthier Asian countries with high ranking IQ’s. Still, it is what it is so be aware.