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Should Filipino Mothers leave their family (kids) to work abroad

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by Jimmy, Dec 4, 2017.


Is it right for Filipinos to work abroad and leave their family - kids etc to bring home the bacon ?

  1. YES - its very natural and the family is not harmed in the slightest

    0 vote(s)
  2. NO- its has a big emotional detriment in the log term

    1 vote(s)
  3. YES - Its just the way things are and its accepted

    9 vote(s)
  4. NO- no amount of money should split a family up

    3 vote(s)
  5. There is no right or wrong here

    6 vote(s)
  1. Jimmy

    Jimmy Active Member

    I once boarded a ship of Filipino sailors who are away 11 out of 12 months a year - that is hard.

    I admit it’s getting tough for all of us to keep afloat.
  2. Jimmy

    Jimmy Active Member

    Also figures indicate around 30% or more of UK dads are never about.....
  3. Jimmy

    Jimmy Active Member

    We are definitely living in a messed up society ...the world over.
  4. Mattecube

    Mattecube Gone Trusted Member

    Are we?
  5. bigmac

    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    my ( now ) wife made the decision she wanted the best future for her children--and embarked on that process 9 years ago. it involved getting a student visa to come to the UK--which then allowed students to work part time ..as well as attend a college.

    she earned far more working part time here than she had been getting in the philis--where she had been a mid wife for 20 years.

    she also wanted to bring her kids to the UK--which meant finding a British husband to be her sponsor. missed the boat with her daughter--who is now 20 and at university--supported by mum. her son is now waiting on UKVI for a decision on his settlement visa application.

    alternatively she could have stayed at home working the family paddy field in the blazing sun.
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  6. graham59

    graham59 Well-Known Member

    Yep... a bit different to our 'poor'. :erm:

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  7. Jimmy

    Jimmy Active Member

    genuine answer - cheers
  8. a8amg

    a8amg Member

    I wise old woman once told me... "Everyone has their way and every way does"
    I was too young at the time to completely understand what she meant but now I couldn't agree more.
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