"I’m thinking about getting a Filipino mail-order bride at this point…or a Russian one."
A comment made on David Letterman’s show created an outrage angry Philippine Senator Ramon Ravilla said was an "arrogant" remark, and was "insensitive and uncalled for," and insulted millions of his fellow citizens. Ravilla says Baldwin’s words have elicited an angry nationwide response, and that the actor better keep his distance.
The context of the “joke” made on the show may be a raw nerve and said in bad taste. But at the same time from personal experience so many women ask me about finding a foreign husband. With around 10 million OFW’s abroad looking for a better life and thousands of women marrying foreigners not only from Western countries but within Asia with many just seeking a better life. I think that the “outrage” should have actually been looked into more of the fact that there are a lot of problems that are forcing people to look further a field for a future. Currently the issues are ignored and the brain drain in the Philippines can only carry on for so long until its unsustainable. It’s not just doctors that leave the Philippines but entire medical teams for better jobs and standards of living. Create too small a skeleton staff you end up with not enough senior people capable of training others.
Yes I know this isn’t a recent video but it was down to the fact I was chatting with a friend Kento about the issue and just wanted peoples feedback on what they think.