Get more people to come home – Clinton
HINIMOK ni dating US President Bill Clinton ang mga elitistang Filipino na hikayatan ang mga Pinoy na nasa ibang bansa na bumalik na sa Pilipinas upang makatulong sa pag-unlad ng ekonomiya kahapon (Miyerkules) sa Manila Hotel.
“Create a climate where everybody [participates]. Get more people to come home,” ayon kay Clinton.
Inihalimbawa ni Clinton ang mabilis na paglago ng ekonomiya ng mga bansang China, India at Vietnam kung saan patuloy na pinagbibigyang tuon na palaguin ang edukasyon sa kanilang bansa.
“The Philippines needs to reorient the mindset of its people through education and access to employment that can keep the population from migrating to other places in search of better paying jobs,” ayon pa kay former US President Bill Clinton.
“Create a climate where everybody [participates]. Get more people to come home,” diin pa ni Clinton sa harap ng mga business executives, politicians, and diplomats sa Manila Hotel.
“But I think you need to try to get more people to come home. We all need certain things to remind us of the big mental and emotional factors that impact a country’s greatness,” hikayat pa ni Clinton.
“You’re smart enough to do it, you have a huge population, and you have massive natural resources. I have a feeling that you’re at the dawn of a whole new age of your history here,” dagdag pa nito.
But the Philippines must “attempt to get everybody in school. Give access to universities and access to [domestic] job markets.”