Even so these jobs do not offer the long-term security that most foreigners take for granted such as social security, pensions or medical benefits for a family.
Many of the males are also tied into the rural life, out in the provinces. I’ll repeat, there is nothing wrong in a woman wanting a mate/husband who is financially secure.
I suppose no other issue strikes closer to one’s personal life when adjusting to another culture like that of inter-personal relationships; ie – meeting women here in the Philippines.
It’s a classic clash of East meets West so consider this a ‘heads up’ of sorts to you guys who plan to come here and start meeting all these lovely, beautiful Filipina women. there are a LOT of them...” I’ve lived in Southern California all my life. They’re both female, but the similarity ends there.
I’ll give a good ‘for instance’ from my own personal experience. It’s very common here for Filipinas to refer to a non-relative as their ‘cousin’ or ‘sister’, ‘Auntie’ or ‘Big Brother’.