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Locals will have a tendency to fawn over Westerners who come to the country, so at least at the start you might feel like you can do no wrong.
Locals are also a lot less… direct than Westerners and if there are problems they may dance about the issues a bit for fear of looking bad. You might need to be less direct with any criticism than you’re used to with Westerners. And some might have difficulty talking to you if they aren’t confident in their English (most Filipinos will be able to speak/understand English to some extent, but not everyone will have decent grammar etc)
And there’s a strong sense of power distance in the company, so they might be a bit afraid of you especially if you are perceived as being “higher in the food chain”.
Going out with them for meals and maybe treating them every once in a while (don’t let them get used to it) would be good ways to become accepted as part of the group. But that power distance may be difficult to breach.
All of these are generalizations of course, not all locals are like the above (I consider myself an exception - I’m quite direct even when talking to foreigners), so YMMV.
A while back KFC had this weird cheesy spicy chicken (basically spicy chicken covered in a cheese sauce), I really liked it for some reason.
What can we do?
This is a valid question, but only if you think that the purpose of education is to generate citizens who are obedient sheep
It is not necessary. They’re just pressuring you so they get free food.
RT @WilliamPesek: Duterte’s nostalgia economics will end badly for #Philippines https://asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/Duterte-s-nostalgia-economics-will-end-badly-for-Philippines #DuterteHarry #tradewar
I read this in his voice
It’s not like the Senate is a totally independent institution right
How about some kind of different minimum wage brackets depending on how many employees you have (this would include subcontracting etc). Like for 1-10 employees, minimum wage is X, for 11-50 employees minimum wage is X + 100, 51-200, minimum wage is X + 200, and so on.
Traffic na even back then
Payag ako dito if the funds collected are required to be channelled back into public schools/hospitals
What was the formula before this?
As if may alam sa ekonomiya yung pangulo natin. Pagiinsulto ang specialty nyan e, so dun sya nakatutuok
I have yet to see a compelling and detailed economic analysis as to how it will benefit each region (as in, I’d like to see a breakdown of the expected economic benefit to each region)
As for cons:
- between fascist tendencies, highly divisive political tactis, and at best a loose relationship with the truth, such a large change cannot be entrusted to this administration
- federalism creates a 2-tier taxation system (state and federal), possibly leading to more taxes
- empowers political dynasties
- costly transition without clear cost/benefit analysis
- our societal problems are largely cultural in nature, changing the system of government will do little to address that
That being said, I could see why some people might like it, and I am not against changing the charter per se (I agree that there are some problematic things with the 1987 constitution)
Call out as much as you can. Do not let them wear you out. It can be exhausting, making you feel like you’re shouting into a bottomless void and getting no response. Take a break when you need it. Come back swinging afterwards.
Given that she’s an attack dog backed by the family that is the sworn enemy of the Aquinos, it will be a cold day in hell before she apologizes to any member of that family
Parang kilala kita
Putting your picture on your resume when your appearance shouldnt have any effect on the job you’re applying for is a silly thing Pinoys do that should end. It contributes to a culture of shallowness where people judge you based on your appearance.
Aside from it being better for society, you would probably not want to work at the sort of places that expect your resume to have a picture.
That being said, if you have any sort of facebook presence, you can be sure you’re gonna get online-stalked before any intervieew.
How do you think we can systematically close that gap?
Such a deep bench
I got sent P100 load also earlier. I created the account a month ago but have never used it haha
What’s the source of this image? Thanks!
This sounds like someone I (used to) know haha
Can you imagine what it was like to be the poor hapless employee who wrote this barely-recognizable-as-English text?
“Huy, teka ba’t ako? Ba’t ako magsusulat neto? Wala bang iba? Alam nyo naman mahina ang English ko? Anlaki ng budget natin, wala ba tayong marunong talaga magsulat? Teka lang, wag nyo ko madaliin, kinakabahan ako. Sige na, sige na, susubukan ko. Pano ba dapat to? Wala ba kong makokopyahan? Ngayon lang ba tayo gumawa ng ganitong id? Ano ba dapat nakasulat dito? Kasi naman, ba’t ba ako nandito, e sabi ko nung nagapply ako PCSO, hindi PCOO. Eto na, eto na, saglit lang. Ano ba English ng isaoli? May magrereview naman siguro nito ano? Kelangan pa ng pirma ni secretary e, may magsasabi naman siguro kung may mali? Walang sisihan ha, pinipilit nyo ko, e lahat ng pinapanood ko sa tv tagalog, sana pumasa ingles ko. Bakit may pulang underline ito sa Word? Ano ba ibig sabihin nun? Ok ba yun? Sige na, bahala na si Batman, send ko na lang to. May magrereview naman siguro bago iprint.”
Lol if they want to prosecute someone for inciting others to violence there’s a government official with a position way higher than Trillianes they can go after
TRAIN is neutral to okay for the middle class, who get to pay less taxes. Prices will go up, but since they have some discretionary funds to spend, they can simply manage their budget accordingly.
TRAIN is bad for the poor, who weren’t paying taxes before anyway. They get no direct benefit, and yet have to suffer higher prices. They already have low discretionary funds to spend, so they have to stretch their budgets further.
TRAIN is a bit bad for the upper class (those who pay the correct taxes at least), but they have wider discretionary budget to spend so they will just pay a little more (or more will be driven to evade taxes completely)
TRAIN is good for the government, since it means more collections and less money spent on enforcement (since taxes on consumption are easier to collect/implement than personal income taxes)
Lastly, TRAIN is very bad for ROHQ employees due to the presidential veto.
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Well, if it’s true that the new jeeps are more profitable in the long run for the drivers, why do we need to enforce the phaseout? Why not let drivers choose whether to use the old models or the new ones, and let the old model die out naturally to market forces?
I mean, I get all the benefits, but these jeepney drivers don’t really earn that much. Anlaki ng cost for them nung new models, so mahihirapan talaga sila if we force them to transition.
Cheer up OP, the speaker of the house says we should have faith:
I have friends who are faculty on both sides of this issue, but the Engg side seems underrepresented online so I’ll present some of their points here:
- First, re: K-12/SHS. The idea is that some of the GE stuff would be covered by the additional two years of senior high school\n- Re: K-12 again, another concern is that with students entering college two years later than before, having a 5 year course would be an unnecessary burden on students (who should already have a more rounded education given the +2 years from senior HS), thus they’ve been looking at cutting 5 year courses to 4 years\n- there seems to be some assertion that the changes are being railroaded, but one of my friends involved with the process (although she was not unable to attend the actual vote on the issue) tells me that they’ve been studying the options available for ~2 years now (starting from when K-12 was announced.)
I understand the concern from the humanities side, of course, and the perception that lightening the load will make UP more of a “diploma mill” (whatever that may imply). Personally, I am not convinced the engineering courses need to be cut to four years. I would prefer they remain appropriately difficult. I do however support the argument that with the +2 years from SHS, we should consider reducing the GE load since this may create redundancy (meaning unnecessary expense) for the students. By how much that load needs to be reduced? ¯\\(ツ)/¯
Ask her why she is so emotional about it.
The Jim Paredes thing was really stupid (although IDK if it’s true that he’s not a Filipino citizen). He shouldn’t have fed the trolls
RT @PhelimKine: Journalists tracking human toll of #Philippines Prez #Duterte “drug war” tell me police now removing victims’ corpses befor…
This reminds me of back when the footbridge near the corner of Commonwealth and Tandang Sora was still under construction. At that time pedestrians could already climb up one side even though it was not yet done, so at one point I saw it and was like “cool, may footbridge na pala”, went up and got to the halfway point only to find that it didn’t reach all the way to the end /glare
I don’t really have many “fanatics” who follow me. Maybe someone should make an image version of the monologue part, with the president in the image (implying he said it) and post it to one of the pro-Duterte groups. You know, the ones that believe he’s been named the best president in the solar system lol
You know how a lot of Pinoys are so proud of Pacquiao whenever he wins a match - I don’t get that. I don’t relate to him just because we happened to be born on adjacent chunks of land. I had no hand in his upbringing or victories. He and I are around roughly the same age, but I doubt we had very similar experiences in life
It’s probably different in a country like the US where they have some notion of what it means to “be an American”. Here in the Philippines, I don’t think there is any such notion. I don’t know what it means to “be a Filipino”. We aren’t really that united in terms of culture and we don’t have a strong national identity that all of us can rally around.
Maybe in the end our own diversity can be good for us too, as it means we aren’t constrained or tied to a single point of view but are able to work with a veritable melting pot of different cultures and dialects and what-not. Maybe this is what it means to be a Filipino. Maybe this is what it means to be human
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