Crazy politics have pulled the country down to the depths of the poverty. For years, the country has been experiencing intense political turmoil that leads to slow growth of the economy. Years ago, the country is considered the economic giant in South East Asia. Countries like South Korea lauded the country for its development. Despite picking up these past few years, many Filipinos are still below the poverty line, earning minimum wage while still living in illegal lands.
Every payday, you hear Filipinos complain how low their income is, but look at their fancy lifestyle and we can’t help but scratch our head in wonder. Minimum wage workers owning the latest gadgets and middle-class office employees going on luxury trips every chance they get. One can’t help but wonder how Filipinos can afford to follow quite a lavish lifestyle. It can either be due to good budgeting or simply mindless spending.
Filipinos love every form of entertainment, particularly music. That is why many of us attend concerts of local and foreign artists. Month by month, these acts are sold out, despite expensive prices. Just imagine a 26,000 worth of ticket for a one day concert. That’s an estimate of two month salary for a minimum wage earner in the Metro!
Last week, the tickets for One Direction’s concert in the PH quickly sold out, pushing organizers to add a second date for the event. This shows that while many Filipinos struggle to pay for tuition, thousands can easily purchase a concert ticket. [Read more…]