I am currently living in the Philippines, and if you are not from here, you will never know that most of the people here blame the government for everything. Even natural calamities they blame it all to government as if the government can stop typhoons, floods or landslides.
I am aware that the government did some things wrong, but it upsets me very much that most people in the Philippines blame the government for poverty and for everything that the people has been suffering. It annoys me, because it is not the people's fault if they are be born in poverty, but it's not the government's fault if people will die in poverty. Everyone of us needs to exert effort to get out of poverty, we ourselves are aware of that. We need to work hard and become successful in the path we chose, to be able to get out of the poverty hellhole. We need not to blame the government, because we all know that the government in the Philippines are doing everything they can to solve the poverty problem, they even have a program called "Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program" or 4Ps. 4Ps is a poverty reduction program that helps very poor Filipino families to improve their health, nutrition and education for their children. That is because the government wants to eradicate poverty and hunger, and also to improve the way of living in the Philippines. Even if we kept on blaming the government for poverty, they never stop to support the poor and support their health.
We actually cannot deny that there are people who holds position in the government that are corrupt and has cheated the Filipino people. Because in this world, it is always every man for himself, even if we deny it and cover it up, we are still greedy of power and of money. However, we cannot sum all the corrupt people as the government, because they are just a fraction of the whole. Instead, in the next election this coming 2016, we should support and vote a candidate that will not shame the Philippines any longer. The candidate whose platforms are reachable and not full of wrong intentions.