gemsparks wrote:I am in favor of family planning.In my opinion, hindi nangangahulugan na marami kang anak mabuti kang magulang.
Mahirap maging mabuting ama o ina sa isa o dalawang anak. What more siyam o sampu?.DUH!
I have seen parents who don't know their kids personally even if they live in one roof for years until the children became adults.Nanganak lang sila pero wala silang paki sa mga anak nila.
It's sad, frustrating and I feel so sorry for the children. People should not have to live like that
Honestly, if you can't afford to take care of a kid --- don't have one or be smart about it and protect yourself. Don't have kids and expect your parents to finance the cost of raising your child. Shame on you! As for the parents, don't have a ton of children and expect your older kids to raise the younger kids. This just perpetuates a culture of dependence and it's not your kid's responsibility to raise or financially take care of your other kids. Shame on you * 2!
Family planning, sexual education and having access to birth control is vital in controlling the population and I hope that they do pass that bill.
On another note, if you have family or relatives working abroad. Don't depend on them for everything. What sometimes pisses me off is that a lot of people automatically assume that if you live abroad you're living the good life. Yes, Tito Peter has a big house in Florida. But guess what? Tito Peter has to put in 12-16 hours at Walmart to pay the mortgage off.
I had lunch with a friend today and her mom has been sending money to the Philippines to take care of Grandma and the mom's brothers, sisters and their kids ever since she moved abroad about 28 years ago. Imagine that? Financial support for 28 years. Must be nice. It's understandable that she needs to take care of Grandma but why does she need to take care of her siblings and their kids? She did not choose to have those kids therefore they are not her responsibility. My friend feels that they're abusing her mom's generosity. Instead of investing in her family's life here the funds end up going back to her siblings and their kids. Now the mom is older and is recovering from cancer. She uses her disability payments to send money back to there. My friend does not want to get involved because it is her mom's money but when she starts helping her mom out she said that she is going to put her foot down and cut the support off.
Another thing that is upsetting is the lack of support from the Gov't when an OFW gets into trouble. Hello, aren't they the backbone of the economy? Why aren't they doing more to help and protect these people who have to leave families behind in order to make a living? From my understanding, OFWs have to pay an insurance fee in order to leave the country to work abroad. I don't understand why The Philippine Consulate in Canada cannot help the OFWs financially. Their usual answer to the requests? They tell people to do some fundraising. Unbelievable!
You can't change the country all on your own. But you can start with yourself.