The lower third of the country is Mindanao and has a large Muslim population. English is one of the two official languages spoken here.
I’d been there plenty of times with buddies and wasn’t going to take my boys there after dark. I’ve seen it in Mexico and I’ve seen it here in the Philippines.
But a short tour for the afternoon as we got some lunch was a real eye-opener for them at what the ‘real world’ can become. Consider the following statistics taken from a study done ten years ago..
But what I have found is that there is a wide gap between people who are genuinely in need of your assistance who deserve it..
and the people who live life in a constant state of desperation who will con you any way they can to get money to flow from your pocket to theirs.
But the daily reality for many, about 40%, of local Filipinos is a day to day struggle to make ends meet.