Why poor travellers batangos are so poor
Batangas are known for their poor travellers, but this year the poor have been much more of a problem.
A poor traveller is anyone who doesn’t have a bank account, or who doesn.
In fact, the poor are the largest group of poor travellers in the country, according to the Philippines Institute of Tourism.
The institute estimates that over 100,000 poor travellers make the trek to Manila every year, with about 6,000 making the trip from the country’s east coast.
For many, it is a journey that will never be complete, as they often struggle to find work.
A poor traveller can earn just a few pesos ($1.25) per day and is often required to help others.
“We have to help each other, we can’t just walk in and be ourselves,” said a 22-year-old woman who did not want to be named.
It is common for the poor to take on jobs such as babysitting or cleaning, but even that often means being forced to help pay for the food, the toiletries and other items that poor travellers need to make ends meet.
We cannot be here and not help people, she said.
The Philippines Institute for Tourism reports that the poor tend to travel alone and many are often left to fend for themselves.
They have to rely on other people to help them make ends do and to feed themselves and their families.
I want to eat a meal with my kids, a poor traveller said.
“I want them to eat, so they can feed their families.”
There are about 500,000 to 1.5 million poor travellers living in the Philippines, according the Institute.
Last year, the country had nearly 9 million poor traveller arrivals, according in the International Organization for Migration.
Many poor travellers are desperate to get away from the stress and hardship of the Philippines’ notoriously harsh economy.
One of the most common reasons for the lack of jobs is the lack for a good education.
A third of Filipinos lack a university degree, according a study by the Philippines Overseas Education Commission.
In many places, poor travellers find it more difficult to find good jobs than they do in the West, where most jobs are in the entertainment industry, the Institute reported.
Another factor is the sheer number of people who live in Manila, where there is a high concentration of low-wage jobs.
And yet, the Philippines has a very poor reputation among its international peers.
Even with the rise of the internet and social media, there are still areas where poor travellers still face a challenge, according Mr. Lopez.
There’s not much we can do about it, he said.
We have to do what we can to make things better for them.
What are your experiences with poverty in the Philippine economy?