You know kuya, when others say that we are a poor country? We can't deny that. Because that is the whole truth. But, what's also true is, our country has been great before. And I am sure, it can also be in the future.
But in order to achieve that, we must know why our country is in its current state. Reason 3 is, because our country has been mismanaged for a long time now. The officials (although did their best) lacks the initiative to innovate ways to manage our country in the economic aspects , criminality aspects and most importantly the education quality aspect, which leads us to Reason 2, the lack of educated citizens. Many of the people in the Philippines (my country) has two strong characteristics. One is hospitability and the other is diligence in work. I am not saying that these two are bad traits, but I am pointing out that these two are not the key traits to success. The filipinos are too good to be brave and stand for their sovereign rights. Most of my countrymen in my observation lacks the knowledge needed to be successful.hat the citizens need is proper education so that they can know the possibilities of how their life can be. Especially after our elections, it is evident that many of the people's votes are easily bought by the politicians who belong to the upper class. This is because of lack of education too. Now, the fact there is, if the people keeps on allowing their votes to be bought, then the cycle of graft and corruption will never end. Which brings us to number 1 reason of the Philippines' poverty. And that is corruption. No matter how rich the cou try is, it will never be palpable to the people if the leaders themselves are the ones who takes away the money which was supposed to be for the people. Because, most rich politicians run for a Government post for their own interests so they cash out billions of money to win and when they win the spot, they steal trillions of money back which was supposed to be the boost for the country to go up.
Kuya, pardon me for the long response. This is the reality of the country. And the only way we can achieve progress in our country is when finally eradicated these 3 problems. Good day to you sire and God bless you. ☺