screw the status quo. we need change and we need it now. we need not a leader who plays with words and public funds. we need not a leader whose years of service fall under the 'fiction' category. we definitely need not a leader who knows nothing. we require a leader who has conviction, who has the guts to change the seemingly unchangeable. we need... to prepare for 2007. Now.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

From a non-Filipino point of view (Part II)


Never stop trying, I supervisor 54 of your people here in Qatar and have come to know the Pilipino as a hard worker and have a willingness to do just about any thing to earn money for their families. But, I have also looked at the government and realized that the government is not working to achieve a future for the Pilipino people, but simply find it easier to sell your country’s most important asset to the world as cheap labor.

I have spoken many times to the staff about making changes, that someone must speak out no matter how hard it will be and it will be hard with so many of your people unwilling to speak out. A cultural change will need to be made too.

There has to be a willingness on the part of the Pilipino to work together to achieve the goal of success and not through a network of “favoritism.” Hard work, training and skills will build your nation once more into a nation who can be proud to say made in the Philippines.

Don’t give up; I have grown to love and respect many of my staff and to see a young Philippine woman speaking out when so many just say nothing is heartening to me. You are the future of the Philippines and one day more and more of you countrymen will start speaking out as you.



"At the time of day when the light starts to dim and the twilight turns to dark, I remember them all and they all live again."


Michael is a contractor from Qatar who happened to visit this blog one time. Thanks, Michael, for that touching comment. :) -Katie


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