There are nearly over 100 million people now living in the Philippines and the country stands as the twelfth most populated country in the world. Out of those 100 million people only 38 million people are officially working, and most of these people in the agriculture industry get paid very little.
A domestic person “living in” can earn about a $100 a month. There is very little hope of people moving out of this sort of financial trap, as the schooling in the Philippines struggles to keep up with the western standards, and some time the teachers do not get paid for months.
Domestic bliss is not here either
Despite the fact that Divorce in the Philippines is not commonly known, most people in so called “normal” jobs cannot even afford the alternative of annulments. An annulment can take many years and cost more than an average family could ever dream of affording. An annulment even if successful causes many legal future issues, especially if children and property is involved.
Children can become technical “bastards” under this system which does not bode well for their future legal status. If only the Philippines would take on the fairer and cost effective solution of making divorce in the Philippines more widely known?