Backman To Philippines

If someone will mention Philippines to Michael Backman, he immediately imagines:

domestic maids, palm trees, mail-order brides and perhaps Imelda Marcos’ shoe collection

He described the Philippines as:

…It is one of Asia’s poorest countries and yet it is Asia’s second-biggest borrower. …

…The Philippines ranks as more corrupt than Vietnam but less than Indonesia…

…likes to shoot the messenger (journalist) … (LINK)

Too bad for my country.

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