posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 04:49 AM
Originally posted by OccamsRazor04
Originally posted by Philippines
reply to post by OccamsRazor04
I'm very happy it did not become part of the USA, but a lot of Filipinos would not agree with me. I currently live in an autonomous region in the
Philippines, away from the lowlands and their Spanish influences =b
What benefit do you have from being 100% autonomous? Filipino people I talked to said things have become far more corrupt, and the valur of your
currency is not nearly as good as it used to be.
Not to get too far off topic, but when you're in an autonomous region you don't necessarily need money because for hundreds of years the indigenous
people know how to live off the land, outside of foreign influence or the need of external government telling them how to live. Most villages don't
have police, but they have their family and culture that works quite well. There is also no begging or starvation unlike most of the rest of the
country. There are few autonomous regions in the country, with existing indigenous populations. I'll make a thread on it sometime
When the roads have a landslide or there are problems where most people wait for the government to react, here they don't. They know they need to do
the job themselves because the government will take forever if anything will happen at all.
On the corruption, yes, that has been referred to as ingrained in the culture by now. I think there is less in the Cordilleras here because there is
less population, but it exists. The rest of the country has sold out long ago and most people only know corruption as their source of income imo.