How to tagaytays poor traveler
Tagaytayan people, who live in the mountainous regions of southern Philippines, have long struggled with poverty, food shortages, and disease.
The poor traveler is a term used to describe people who travel to other countries to work and live.
According to a 2013 study, Tagay Tawans people account for around half of all the people who die in the Philippines annually, and the average life expectancy for a Tagay is between 25 and 31 years.
According the National Statistics Office, the poorest person in Tagay, which is around 50 kilometres (30 miles) southeast of Manila, is a single mother, who earns $9.60 an hour as a bus driver.
The government has not made any attempt to address this issue, however.
A 2016 report by the Tagay Commission, a non-governmental organisation, estimated that at the time of writing, the number of Tagay travelers was estimated to be around 2,000, of which 300 are elderly and 1,200 children under the age of 5.
The report, which was funded by the International Labour Organization (ILO), said the Tagayan economy relies on tourism as its main source of income, but that the government is not spending enough on health, education, or other basic social services.
“The Tagay community is facing poverty in a very difficult environment, as it is not well managed by government authorities or organized NGOs,” said Dr. Rufina Carrasco, a Tagayan social worker who was one of the co-authors of the report.
“There is not enough funds to provide the basic services that we need to survive.
This is a massive challenge for us.”
The government in Manila has been actively involved in promoting tourism, but it is an uneven success story.
According for example to the International Federation of Travel Associations (IFTA), the average annual revenue of the Philippine Tourism Industry (PTA), which includes hotel, hotel-motel, tour operators, and other forms of tourism, was only $8.9 million in 2016.
The Association of the Philippines Tourists (APTN), a travel industry association, reported that the average earnings for Tagay-based tour operators was only about $6.8 million in 2017.
The most successful travel companies were not in Tagays capital, Manila, but in remote areas of the island, such as Mindanao.
For example, the Association of Tour Operators of Mindanaol told the APTN that it earned about $18.2 million in 2015 and $21.5 million in 2019.
The average yearly income of a Philippine Tourist Operators Association (PTOA) in Mindanaoland was $11.8 billion.
The Philippines has been trying to expand its tourism industry since it gained independence from Britain in 1946, and is one of only a few countries that are still reliant on the British colonial system for tourism.
In the 1970s, the government introduced a system of “tourism quotas” that forced people to stay in hotels and other hostels.
Today, many of the countries in the region rely heavily on foreign tourists to fund their economies.
The Tagay government is also struggling to implement measures that would help the Tagays poor to improve their lives, and have a better standard of living.
A major challenge for the Tagayed is the low number of toilets and public facilities in many areas of Manila.
In fact, only 30% of Tagays city are toilets, while nearly 60% of the country is still without clean water.
The country also suffers from water shortages, with the average household having only a one-day supply of water, according to the Association for the Promotion of Social Development.
This makes it very difficult for the poorest to enjoy basic amenities such as clean drinking water, clean clothes, and basic hygiene.
Some of the most impoverished Tagay residents also have little access to food or fresh produce.
The situation is particularly dire for Tagays children, who are forced to work as housewives, domestic servants, or even in the agricultural sector.
In a 2016 survey, one in six children in the Tagaya village of Dabaganga, who is almost entirely Tagay people, said they were forced to labor in the fields for a living.
“This is the reason why I don’t want to go out of the village to work.
I don�t want to lose my dignity, because the work I do to earn money will be taken from me,” said one Tagay child.
“We are not allowed to go to school, and we are taught to work to earn our livelihoods.
It is like I have no choice but to work.”
As of December, the Tagaidas government estimated that it will have to spend up to P20 billion to improve the quality of life of the Tagawans, and provide them with basic amenities, such in healthcare, education and other social services,