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Maids contribute more to PH economy than mining industry, says Ibon study
In the article posted on ABS-CBNNews.com entitled "Maids contribute more to PH economy than mining," BusinessMirror writer Cai U. Ordinario writes: "(According) to local research group Ibon Foundation Inc., Filipino domestic household workers in the Philippines and abroad contributed at least P167.4 billion in services and remittances to Philippine economy in 2011. (By comparison,) the mining industry contributed P122.1 billion in gross production value."
Published on: Mar 16, 2012 - 1:11pm

In the article posted on ABS-CBNNews.com entitled "Maids contribute more to PH economy than mining," BusinessMirror writer Cai U. Ordinario writes: "(According) to local research group Ibon Foundation Inc., Filipino domestic household workers in the Philippines and abroad contributed at least P167.4 billion in services and remittances to Philippine economy in 2011. (By comparison,) the mining industry contributed P122.1 billion in gross production value."

 

Ordinario quoted Ibon, who explained that "there were 3.25 million domestic help employed in the country and abroad in 2011, compared to only 211,000 Filipinos employed in the mining industry."

 

For more on this story, read the BusinessMirror article posted on ABS-CBNNews.com.

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33 Comments
  • ***usisero***
    @Glad to be Pinoy

    alam nyo libre mag comment dito, so mag comment ako kung ano gusto ko at kung sino ang gusto ko sagutin.
    Hindi naman masama ang assumption ko na may relasyon kayo ni filipina ako. ok nga iyon para mas exciting ang spot life nyo. malay mo maganda si filipina mukha naman syan intelligent. ayaw mo nun, intelligent, smart and baka beautiful din, you will be so lucky tapos magkita kayo in person, and pasalamatan mo pa ako hahaha! 'diba masaya. sige na, huwag na kayo mag react ni filipina, bagay naman ang mga username nyo. buti nga ikaw ang naisip ko at hindi yung iba na posters dito na nagtatanggol din kay filipina. marami dyan magbasa ka sa mga feeds and you'll see.
    @filipina ako

    peace! muah!
    Mar 22 2012 @ 01:25pm     Reply  
  • spotter
    @Glad to be Pinoy,

    wala naman nagsasabi sa mga posters dito na wala ka sa Pilipinas, sa mga sagot mo nakuha, kasi kung dito ka nakatira, eh di sabihin mo na nandito ka. kaya lang ang hirap sa iyo ang dami mo paligoyligoy sa pagsagot, tapos hindi mo mai-depensa ang mga position mo sa pagsasalita dito sa spot, kaya ang assumption, wala ka dito hahaha! ganun kasimple iyon. at naniniwala ako at siguro iba pa na wala ka talaga dito sa Pilipinas kasi may bahid ng kasinungalingan ang mga sagot mo, another hahahah! ok na ba? at saka kung wala ka dito o nandito ka man, wala naman kami na masyado pakialam, kasi prinsipyo mo ang tatamaan sa mga comments namin at pagiging Pilipino mo, kung nanloloko ka man ang sarili mo ang niloloko mo ng husto, naintindihan mo? kung nagpapa alila ka man sa ibang lahi, hahaha! sakit sa prinsipyo iyon at sa pagkatao mo at pagka pilipino mo at sa pagkalalaki mo, well kung lalaki ka.
    Mar 22 2012 @ 09:21am     Reply  
  • Pilipino
    Alam nyo feeling ko pag nawala si GLAD TO BE PINOY dito sa spot. ma-miss nyo sya. naaaliw naman kayo sa mga comments nya di ba? kung wala yun, wala kayo masasabi.
    Mar 21 2012 @ 02:09pm     Reply  
  • tambay sa kanto
    @Glad to be ....

    Buti naman nagpasalamat ka kay "filipina ako". At nakiusap ka pa sa mga nag comment ha. good work. HIndi naman si "filipina " ang tinitira talaga nila, ikaw lang kasi taksil ka sa bayan. next time, mag magaling ka kung nandito ka at ang hangin na nilalanghap mo ay hangin ng Pilipinas at hindi hangin ng ibang bansa. AT hindi dollar ang gamit mo kundi peso. At kung wala ka ng balak balikan ang mga naiwan mo dito, sorry ka na lang maling desisyon. hahaha! you will forever be bitter and a loser. Kahit ano pa trabaho mo dyan sa ibang bansa, hindi ka pa din karapat dapat tangkilikin namin at makiisa sa aming bansang mahal
    Mar 21 2012 @ 01:16pm     Reply  
  • spotter
    @Glad to be Pinoy,

    buti na lang nandito ako, hahah! kung hindi mo napansin, ikaw lang naman talaga ang tinitira namin. nagkataon lang na si FILIPINA AKO ay nandito at assumption lang naman iyon. alam mo ba ipinagtatanggol mo din naman sya eh parang yung ibang nag comment dito sa spot. siguro naman nababasa mo.

    thinking people lang naman ang nandito sa spot kaya sila nakapag iisip ng mga ganito at ganyang bagay. Ikaw kasi kaya ka nila inaaway ang hilig mo mag comment ng kung anu ano tapos yung iba namang comment mo walang sense, paulit ulit na : kabiguan, poot, mabuhay tapos hindi ka naman pala sa bansa namin nakatira. kaya ayun sobra naiinis sila sa iyo. gets mo?
    Mar 21 2012 @ 12:54pm     Reply   Hide replies
    • Glad to be Pinoy
      teka, sino ba nagsabi sa inyo na hindi ako nakatira sa pilipinas?
      Mar 22 2012 @ 01:49am     Reply  
  • *curious*
    @tambay, @Mark, @ Pilipino, @ Glad to be Pinoy, @ rest of spotters,

    Curious na ako kay FILIPINA AKO. Bakit ganun na lang ang malasakit nyo sa kanya? sino sa inyo ang bf nya? kung sino man sa inyong 4, kaswerte mo naman. tama si Mark, too good to be true kaya parang hindi nga totoo. nabasa ko sa mga feeds ang comments nya at iyon ay mga maganda at mahinahon nga at hindi mahirap intindihin. Tao ba itong si FILIPINA AKO or baka naman virtual din ito.

    @filipina ako,
    fan mo ako dito sa spot, simula ngayon. muah! muah! tsup! tsup!
    Mar 21 2012 @ 09:02am     Reply   Hide replies
    • filipina ako
      Salamat, @curious. Stay curious na lang para safe at masaya tayong lahat. see you somewhere (here sa spot.ph)
      Mar 21 2012 @ 12:44pm     Reply  
  • tambay sa kanto
    @filipina ako,

    hay naku! mas naisip mo pa si Glad to be Pinoy kaysa sa sarili mo. Hindi mo ba naisip na baka magalit din ang bf mo or husband mo? Bakit ba kailangan ibang tao pa ang maisip mo muna. Mas inalala mo pa ang sitwasyon ni Glad, eh ikaw din nasa ganung sitwasyon. At kung tama ang sinasabi na nila na si Glad ay taksil, sa ibang feeds ang dami galit sa kanya, tama lang na maapektuhan sya ng mga ito. Serves him right. "filipina ako", wala ba magagalit sa iyo kung mabasa ito? puede ba ako mag apply? hehehe! tagapagtanggol, knight in shining armor din. Akala ko pa naman isa si Glad to be Pinoy sa knights mo, hindi pala. tingnan mo mas ginusto pa nya makipag away sa mga comments kaysa ipagtanggol ka. kung naging babae sya ang tawag sa kanya, nagger. hehehe! nice to see your comment, filipina :-) muah!
    Mar 20 2012 @ 03:25pm     Reply   Hide replies
    • filipina ako
      Salamat, @tambay sa kanto. nice to see you here sa spot.
      Mar 21 2012 @ 12:43pm     Reply  
  • Pilipino
    @usisero

    be nice, you heard it from filipina ako.
    Females are sensitive baka mamaya, mabasa ng isa sa kampi kay Glad to be Pinoy ang comment mo, tapos asawa pala ni Glad, pag initan pa si filipina. baka ma-email pa si filipina, guluhin ang buhay nya. kahit ano mangyari, ipagtatanggol ko yan, hehehe! tama ba ako filipina?

    ang bait bait nung tao tapos, napaka careful mag comment dito magugulo ang buhay. tama na iyan, kung galit ka kay Glad to be Pinoy siya na lang ang bastusin mo dito huwag mo idamay ang iba.
    Mar 20 2012 @ 02:47pm     Reply  
  • ***usisero***
    huwag nyo na pansinin si Glad to be Pinoy. Ma-problema malamang ang tao na iyan. Basahin nyo pa ang sibang feeds. Ilang posters lang naman ang may gusto at kampi sa kanya. Sa ibang feeds, si FILIPINA AKO lang naman ang kampi dyan. Malamang magka-relasyon ang dalawa. hahaha! Kulang sa pansin yan. Magpunta kayo sa ibang feeds, nandun iyan at nang aaway din.
    Mar 20 2012 @ 11:27am     Reply   Hide replies
    • filipina ako
      Excuse me... I read my username in your comment. Huwag naman sana tayong ganyan. You do not know me personally. Kaya nga tayo may username, to protect identity (am I right?). Just like in the use of other sites, we must be responsible. A real person might know Glad to be Pinoy's real identity, a wife or a girlfriend maybe. Let us not give them the trouble. It is painful enough to think that your loved one is in love with someone else, let alone read what you have written (Malamang magka-relasyon ang dalawa.) Kahit virtual or sa internet lang ito, you do not know how sensitive a (female) person is. Let us not do harm.
      Let us just enjoy and learn from the comments of others.
      Mar 20 2012 @ 12:40pm     Reply   Hide replies
      • Glad to be Pinoy
        salamat, filipina ako....

        sa mga kasama dito sa spot, kung may sama kayo ng loob sa akin, sana ako na lang ang banatan ninyo at huwag na ninyo idamay ang ibang kasama natin.
        Mar 21 2012 @ 12:32pm     Reply   Hide replies
        • Pilipino
          Glad, you did and said it right.
          Huwag mo na pansinin, kapag nawala ka naman dito sa spot.ph ma-miss ka ng mga iyan.
          Mar 21 2012 @ 02:07pm     Reply  
    • Mark
      "filipina ako" is right, usisero.

      @filipina

      you once again showed compassion and a true filipina breeding. You are demure in many ways. Nice to see you again here in spot.ph. sino ka kaya in person, too good to be true.
      Mar 20 2012 @ 12:48pm     Reply  
  • despair3
    @Glad to be Pinoy,

    bakit pati ang pagtawag na Miliminas sa Pilipinas ay tinatanong mo? Sobra ka na, Glad. Halos lahat na yata ng posters sa feeds dito inaaway mo? Bakit may galit ka ba sa tao? HUwag mo sabihing masyado kang concern sa bansa mo? Marami na nga sa nag comment kahit sa ibang feed na naiinis sa iyo.
    Mar 19 2012 @ 10:15pm     Reply   Hide replies
    • Glad to be Pinoy
      iniiwasan mo ba ang tanong na "bakit miliminas ang tawag mo sa aming bansa"? kapag nagtatanong ang tao, inaaway na ba ang pananaw mo?
      Mar 20 2012 @ 12:20pm     Reply  
  • vinalariza
    we shouldnt just think of the monetary benefits but the long term destruction that mining bring to all living things living therein
    Mar 19 2012 @ 10:27am     Reply  
  • tambay sa kanto
    nakakalungkot isipin na ikinukumpara natin ang mining sa hirap na tinitiis ng mga kababayan natin sa ibang bansa na nagtatrabaho bilang maid. Parang ang balitang ito ay nage-encourage pa ng mga ina, kababaihan na pumasok ng maid sa ibang bansa. Ito ang dating sa akin ng balitang ito. Tama ang ibang nag comment dito na nakakalungkot na marami ang mga kababaihan natin ang maid sa ibang bansa. Marangal na trabaho pero walang halong kaplastikan, mas maganda ba ito? Kung gusto nyong makita at nagagandahan kayo sa sitwasyon na ang inyong ina, anak, kapatid ay naglilinis ng dumi ng ibang lahi, baliw kayo. AT kayo mismo, ay nasisikmura nyo ang mga kalapastanganan na ginagawa ng ibang lahi sa iba nating mga kababayan, baliw pa rin kayo.

    Kung mababago ng mining ang sitwasyong ito sa MABUTI at MAGANDANG paraan bakit hindi ayusin. nasa atin ang likas na yaman, ingatan at gamitin nating lahat ito.
    Mar 19 2012 @ 10:14am     Reply  
  • out of mind
    @Glad to be Pinoy,

    "burning the house to get rid of the rat"? sana wala ka pang nasusunog na bahay. ako mayron din tungkol sa burning. Do not burn bridges, instead build them para kung gusto mo pumunta uli sa pinanggalingan mo puedeng puede. Ito ang dapat nating tandaan: Dapat hindi sirain ang kapaligiran para may babalikan tayong maganda
    Mar 19 2012 @ 09:16am     Reply   Hide replies
    • Glad to be Pinoy
      @out of mind.....unang-una, magkapanig tayo sa iyong pananaw na hindi dapat sirain ang ating kapaligiran. subalit, ang ibig kong sabihin ay hindi natin kailangan tangalin ang MINING kahit ito ay maraming katiwalian. ang wasto ay tangalin ang katiwalian at hindi ang MINING. sumasang-ayon ako
      Mar 19 2012 @ 01:48pm     Reply  
  • weird math
    167.4 billion divided by 3.25 millio is less than 122.1 billion divided by 211,000 right? So kung per-capita contribution, lamang pa rin ang mining?
    Mar 18 2012 @ 04:14pm     Reply  
  • despair2nd
    I dont think its just rats not just rats but CROCODILES. Rats cannot take 92% of our rainforest without giving us any compensation in return and barely left us with only 8%. "NEVER A WISE MAN WILL BUILD A HOUSE IN A CROCODILE DEN"... Get rid of the CROCODILES or GIANT RATS before building a house.. Kung sisimulan ang mining na laganap ang corruption matutulad lang ang kakaunting tagong yaman ng ating bansa sa ating kagubatan..
    Mar 18 2012 @ 03:30pm     Reply  
  • Mark
    Marami naman tayong makukuhang magndang bagay sa mining. siguro lang we have to limit the industry so as not to destroy the natural resources that we have. We do have many citizens employed as maids in other country that is why it contributes more to the economy, but is this really good thing for us? We must utilize everything so as to provide for our citizen.
    Mar 18 2012 @ 02:39pm     Reply  
  • despair
    wag na sanang magkaroon ng mining sa Miliminas sa korakot na gubyerno lang mapupunta ang mga kinikita at ang masama pa madadagdagan pa ang utang ng Miliminas. Aware ba kayo sa natural resources ng Miliminas 8% na lang ang natitirang undisturbed forest and wildlife nagamit na ang 92% ng Natural resources ng bansang Miliminas pero may nangyari ba sa bansa natin last check ko 2,126 billion us dollars na ang external debt ng Miliminas. Wala na tayong pagkukunan ng yaman na gamit na halos lahat ng natural resources wala pa tayong narating 3rd world country pa rin..
    Mar 18 2012 @ 09:53am     Reply   Hide replies
    • Glad to be Pinoy
      the last thing any individual or organization would like to happen is to burn down its house just to get rid of the rat. if our mining is infected with corruption, remove the corruption and not the mining. if we do not believe we can remove the corruption, then we already defeated the idea before it can begin, ergo we can be called losers. WE ARE ALL WINNERS...Let us believe in ourselves!!!
      Mar 18 2012 @ 11:28am     Reply  
    • Glad to be Pinoy
      maitanong ko lang....bakit MILIMINAS ang tawag mo sa aming bansa na PILIPINAS? nais lang namin maunawaan kung paano ka pinalaki. salamat.
      Mar 19 2012 @ 01:49pm     Reply  
    • Glad to be Pinoy
      maitanong ko lang....bakit MILIMINAS ang tawag mo sa aming bansa na PILIPINAS? nais lang namin maunawaan kung paano ka pinalaki. salamat.
      Mar 19 2012 @ 01:51pm     Reply  
  • lilly
    Mining is not suited for the Philippines' topography. It's very destructive to the environment. Then after the extraction, iniiwan lang ng mga companies ang mga open pits at walang pakialam kahit masira ang lugar at ma-expose sa toxic wastes ang mga tao.

    It contributes very little to our GDP, we stand to earn more from tourism. Besides, the Mining Act is very lopsided in favor of foreign investors.
    Mar 18 2012 @ 08:04am     Reply  
  • Offender
    Ganun din naman pag tourism...ibang kweba nga lang ang mina-mine ;)
    Mar 17 2012 @ 11:33pm     Reply  
  • stoked
    @Mother Nature, I strongly agree! as long as there are irresponsible leaders responsible mining is just a dream. and to MVP, enough of your misleading advertisement.
    Mar 17 2012 @ 09:49pm     Reply  
  • Mother Nature
    it won't do any good to me. to MVP and his Philex Mining Corp, a lot.
    Mar 17 2012 @ 02:25pm     Reply  
  • Mother Nature
    i won't do any good to me. to MVP and his Philex Mining Corp, a lot.
    Mar 17 2012 @ 02:24pm     Reply  
  • slingshot
    which of the two is the lesser evil? A nation with no moms or a country with empty mountains?
    Mar 17 2012 @ 12:25pm     Reply  
  • Pilipino
    Hindi ko alam kung matutuwa din ako na maraming maids sa ibang bansa na Pilipino. Masakit tanggapin pero ito ang realidad.

    If only we can responsibly utilize our resources, that is in mining, then maybe many people will not have to leave the country. Mining if done properly can help and this is for sure.
    Mar 17 2012 @ 10:03am     Reply   Hide replies
    • filipina ako
      Ako, hindi ako masaya na maraming maids na Pilipino sa ibang bansa. That doesn't mean I dislike them. It is just that if only they have given opportunity here. Sana lang huwag silang magtagal na maids, sana they would have the money to open a small business here just like Filipinos I know.

      Mining per se, is not bad. We just need to be responsible in doing it because sustainable development is what we must aspire for.
      Mar 17 2012 @ 11:50am     Reply   Hide replies
      • filipina ako
        I mean....
        ...they were given opportunity here.
        Mar 17 2012 @ 11:52am     Reply  
  • Concerned Citizen
    #oversubscribed
    Mar 17 2012 @ 09:34am     Reply  
  • Concerned Citizen
    Maldives and other tropical countries mainly rely on tourism as their source of income. Why mining? We're a country who speaks English better than any other Asian country, why not exhaust it? We're a country that perfectly connects Asia and North America, why not exhaust it? They say our nurses, IT profs and so many to mention are oversubsried, why not exhaust it?
    Mar 17 2012 @ 09:33am     Reply  
  • Concerned Citizen
    Perhaps you need to see first a clear map of the Philippines from the 1950s and compare it against the present. Afterwards, tell me what we've lost? We're not Africa, Middle East or even America, Philippines is so blessed with natural beauty we don't have to resort to greedy mining. I see your point, many countries has improved because of mining. But just because they did it, doesn't imply we have to do it as well. Consider our geo-location, our weather system and so many more factors, we can't afford to lose the homeostasis of our ecosystem.
    Mar 17 2012 @ 09:29am     Reply  
  • Genuine
    Many of the things people use are mined. From the kitchenware we use everyday in order for us to eat, to the ubiquitous cellphone we can't do without (what do you think, cellphone parts fell from the sky?!), to the coins you use to pay your jeepney and bus fares, or when you have to buy something at the sari-sari store. Even the monitor you're looking at now came from mining. Quit mining altogether and let's all go back to the dark ages. Ibon Foundation first.
    Mar 17 2012 @ 01:01am     Reply  
  • aynah
    @concerned citizen, responsible mining is not barbaric. if only the government could strictly implement the Philippine Mining Act of 1995, then economic growth will be felt by Filipinos. i also care for the environment very much, but responsible mining is a way to go. you're not being st*p*d if you look at the two sides of the coin, so to speak. mining should be approach with an open mind.
    Mar 16 2012 @ 03:27pm     Reply  
  • jaded
    are we supposed to be proud of our "maid-driven" economy? sheeeeshh. mining is barbaric? haven't you heard of the word ENGINEERING? Mining-related disasters are caused by corruption! Let's modernize our way of thinking so that our country can compete globally and not rely on our MAIDS.
    Mar 16 2012 @ 03:26pm     Reply  
  • aynah
    there are more maids overseas compared to those who are employed in the mining industry, hence their greater contribution in the Philippine economy. if responsible mining is allowed, these numbers will be different for sure.
    Mar 16 2012 @ 03:23pm     Reply  
  • Concerned Citizen
    I couldn't see anything good on mining. Sorry, call me st*p*d but seriously, this one is very barbaric. There are a lot more alternatives against it for sure. Besides, only a few benefits from here. And who are we gonna blame if another Ondoy and Sendong come to us?
    Mar 16 2012 @ 02:32pm     Reply  
  • Daquiri
    The article failed to mention that only less than 0.4% of total potential mine areas are currently in production in the Philippines. With a 10% potential, mining can contribute between US$ 2-3 trillion in the Philippine economy in the next 15 years.
    Mar 16 2012 @ 02:23pm     Reply  
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