After a few years here I still don’t understand the obsession with the U.S. in the Philippines I have also seen the influences leaking into the UK which really annoys me. Such as the last election where advisors and critics alike seemed to be mainly American on the news and mainstream political shows.. no offence but its the UK its nothing to do with the U.S. and its about time some divisions were made as the UK has leakage of Rap music and other influences which are damaging to British society. The same can be said in the Philippines where gang culture and firearms are a readily available easy mix. With all the U.S. based gangs having some operations in the Philippines. Cebu I know for a fact has Bloods, Crypts and Latin Kings to name but a few of the gangs and often there are transfers between the U.S. and the Philippines with such things as a friends neighbour who was on his third strike in the U.S. so returned to the Philippines as breaking the crime circuit isn’t happening.
But then you have things like the education system, banking and pretty much anything structured that mimics the U.S. in its setup regardless if efficient or not.
With the current tide of popularity changing for many on the U.S. and its actions in the middle east I wonder how much longer things will stay the way they are. Many in the UK blame its financial problems on the U.S. collapsed housing market yet the Philippines hasn’t had that misfortune as simply its mainly people power to feed the U.S. and the standard of living changes that keep a dream alive that the U.S. is better than the Philippines.
This isn’t an argument topic by the way its more a question of why the Philippines ties itself so close to a country that does very little for it. I see interference in things like Birth control which is pushed on the Catholic church as a whole but nobody mentions the Pro-life groups that push the anti-abortion as a reason for their interference but more often than not they are taking a lot further steps and use anti-abortion as a blanket topic. I see NGO’s loaded up with money and the mentality that throwing money at a problem fixes it. In reality NGO’s are often keeping things as stagnant as water mosquito’s breed in. A false propping up does not solve the countries problems. Education, infrastructure and proactively encouraging change does. Something that gets hindered when artificially propped with Western money.