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Hank Miller
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Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 12:01 pm:   

Having lived in the PI and attending high school at the American School in the 1950's and living there during the Vietnam Conflict I think I understand the culture and corruption of the PI. If I am not mistaken this is the only Asian country where the PC has operated continually. My question is why?

Only 20 families control the PI from the barrios to the Palace in Manila. They are corrupt, controlling, pervasive, and feed off American and Japanese funding.

When one goes to Manila, Cebu, Davao or Baguio English is the spoken language. Tagalog is for the tribes in remote barrios. There is a university system throughout the PI. Those who work for the government and that comprises the majority of the middle class are educated. The 20 families and the government suppress the poor so they remain poor and uneducated. This is not the concern of the PC rather it is the citizens of the PI's concern and no one can do anything about this situation but them.

I believe it is high time the PC pulls out of the PI and spend its energy and funding in more deserving and evolving nations

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