I recently blogged about three reasons I love the Philippines; the geographic location of the Philippines, the Heart of the Filipino and the opportunity to fulfil my destiny of empowering Filipinos with analytics.
The blog post as generated more buzz and had more views then just about anything I have published in the past year.
It is an honor and a blessing to be able to do what I do, to speak, write, blog, and talk about analytics to Filipino students, professionals, and businesses.
Recently as the amount of rhetoric between my country of birth and my country of choice has risen, I have come to appreciate three more things I love about the Philippines.
First, I love the healthy political discourse between those who see the future of the Philippines as a more independent country with those whose lives have been positively impacted by foreigners like me.
Everyone has a right to their opinion and I spend a lot of time reading them and considering them. As an American who has cast his lot, so to speak with the Filipino people, I will always respect even those who I disagree with.
Second, I love the fact that President Duterte’s rhetoric is forcing the American government to reflect on its relationship to the Philippines.
This too is healthy in the long run. The relationship between the two nations is very complicated when you consider the various twists and turns of our shared history. We need to have a continual dialogue about how to evolve together for the better good.
Third, my passion for empowering Filipinos to use data in their decision-making only gets stronger.
In a time of change, it is more important than ever to balance emotion with fact. A balance of meeting the emotional needs of 101 million people with the data that can competently predict the impact of various decisions is super important.
The upward momentum enjoyed by analytics and data science in the Philippines assures me once again, that I am in the right place at the right time.
There are many reason to love the Philippines… I could and someday soon will go and list more.
In the end though, to me, it is all about the simple fact that destiny has placed me here to do something important.
And that simple fact is truly a divine gift that makes me love the Philippines.
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