Why is there such a big gap between the rich and poor in the Philippines?

I can't find the answer! I'd be so thankful if you answer.

Asked By: <3babyj<3 - 3/8/2009
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there's no clear understanding what equality and fairness in the Phils. is all about... More
Answered By: Fidel Joseph A - 3/8/2009
Additional Answers (15)
Answered By: GACSFPG - 3/8/2009
because rich getting richer and poor getting poorer... More
Answered By: aNgRy YoUnG pOeT - 3/8/2009
firstly, the gap isnt common to the pinas alone {even the 'stronger' countries like the UK and the US were being gnawed upon by the issue... More
Answered By: Anne C - 3/8/2009
Answered By: ambulance driver - 3/8/2009
Hi, actually I think its not. Social standard here in the Phils., I guess has no differ from other countries. Its like a stair, from Class A people to Class C to no class at all. Its just that, the highest class and the lowest are being highlighted or given emphasis due to a lot of social issues connecting to one... More
Answered By: @@love@@ - 3/8/2009
The Roman Catholic Church is the only reason why the poor Filipinos are not killing the rich Filipinos.
Answered By: Jemay - 3/8/2009
You have gotten a lot of great answers. And there will always be several factors & reasons for this phenom, some unique to the Philippines some common for all nations... More
Answered By: J@ps - 3/8/2009
Because that's just the way it is there. Philippines is divided by classes. Rich, middle class, and poor. If you belong to one, you hang out with one. You can't be in another class when you're not supposed to be. It's just how it is there. It's the reputation and the embarrassment. That's the truth.
Answered By: val - 3/8/2009
most rich people in the philippines are from china, they should be sent home! and the poor gets poor because they are ignorant and lazy, they insist that God will do things for them and they can just lay down or steal and borrow money without paying. and the other filipinos who are doing well in other countries thinks... More
Answered By: Genius - 3/8/2009
It is not only in the Philippines but in other countries as well, past and future. There has to be, otherwise you wouldn't notice the difference. Then, there would be no rich nor poor. Which is not possible. This can not exist in the world. It's like black against white. Good and bad... More
Answered By: Android - 3/9/2009
Because the rich need more and more space from the poor who are clawing away with bloody hands every minute of their miserable lives that same space to diminish the distance between them... More
Answered By: Aref H4 - 3/9/2009
I'd have to venture a guess that it is because a lot of middle class Filipinos come to the US and UK. Many are educated and see a better future in the US. When a lot of the talent and ambition leaves the country and doesn't return, that means there probably isn't as much of a middle class left, making the gap left... More
Answered By: katerbecker - 3/9/2009
Big is relative. I think it is small compared to Bangladesh... More
Answered By: Jacinto Luis Smells Siopao - 3/9/2009
Because the poor are content just watching the latest showbiz intriga. And oh, making babies they can't afford to feed.
Answered By: Jacque M - 3/9/2009
It is just they way life is. The world we live in have Mountains, Hill, Valleys and Plains. As well as brook, streams, rivers, lakes, sea and ocean. Rich people hold on to their riches, while the poor hold on to their dreams to have the rich peoples' wealth. This is the cycle of life, with intention of... More
Answered By: chinaman - 3/11/2009
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