In the Philippines we see many pros and cons of Globalization first hand.
The BPO Industry and the OFW culture has given millions of Filipinos access to jobs that provide higher salaries and economic opportunities that they might now have been able to find locally.
However, these two economic trends have also caused a brain drain, where any of the best and the brightest of the Filipino workforce is not engaged in helping better the Philippines directly.
It’s a double edged sword, but I for one think up until now the pros have been worth the cons and we have seen a growing middle class in the Philippines that didn’t exist 20 years ago.
However, the Philippines still remains on the whole a fairly poverty stricken country. Wealth distribution is a major problem. Many economic indicators show the Philippines economy being one of the shining stars of Asia, but on the streets of Manila the average Filipino is not really seeing the benefits of this growth. Still, its indisputable that for millions of Filipinos Globalization has been a benefit in raising their economic quality of life.
In addition, most of the jobs that OFWs and BPO workers take on are jobs that hard, manual process intensive, and do not require tech skills which cannot easily be replaced by A.I. There is little doubt that most of new jobs being created today require tech skills that most of the current work force does not have. The ability of the education system in the Philippines to prepare the next generation workforce with tech skills is also not where it could be.
Answers to these challenges will come with investing a lot more in upskill training and curriculum redesign to provide Filipinos with 21st Century Skills. And that is why I founded DMAIPH and am part of the AAP.
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