Adaptability the key to Filipino prosperity

reon

05-28-2005, 11:30 PM

Is the title a fact or a suggestion? “Resilience and adaptability, says Delia Balite, of the Foreign Information Division at the Philippine embassy, are the qualities that bring Filipinos to Japan and keep them here.” While I generally believe that to be true, after reading through the article (http://www.asahi.com/english/Herald-asahi/TKY200505210148.html ), I still can’t make up my mind. Maybe it needs more examples of success stories of Filipinos in Japan? Generally good reading though. (From Asahi.com (http://www.asahi.com/english/Herald-asahi/TKY200505210148.html ))

andres

05-29-2005, 07:43 PM

Palagay ko nga minsan sobra naman ang “resilience” ng mga pinoy sa abroad :slight_smile:
Pero totoo kaya 'to, o typo??
“Before long he was pulling in a million dollars a month” (!!!)

reon

05-29-2005, 10:06 PM

Palagay ko nga minsan sobra naman ang “resilience” ng mga pinoy sa abroad :slight_smile: Pero totoo kaya 'to, o typo?? “Before long he was pulling in a million dollars a month” (!!!)

mahigit 100,000,000 yen yan! para kang tumatama sa takarakuji every month. :smiley:

goldhorse

05-30-2005, 12:04 AM

mahigit 100,000,000 yen yan! para kang tumatama sa takarakuji every month. :smiley:

If it’s uriage (sales) we’re talking about, it’s not at all an impossible figure. About 3-4 years ago, you could get an order of a million’s yen worth of cards from one agent. On a particularly good month, let’s just say that you get a minimum of 4 orders a day and work like 25 days a month, which is normal for small businesses, then you would indeed be selling 100 million yen worth of cards a month.

If it’s profit, then were talking about a different matter althogether. But still, knowing the profit margin at that time which is round 80 yen per card, multiplied by 4,000 cards a day, multiplied by 25 days a month, he would have been earning 8 million yen a month. A banker (account officer, non managerial position) would be earning about 8-10 million yen a year. Quite lucrative, huh? But that was then. Now, because of the number of companies selling cards, sales and profits for each company are only a small fraction of what they used to be.

Dax

05-31-2005, 01:43 PM

Palagay ko nga minsan sobra naman ang “resilience” ng mga pinoy sa abroad :slight_smile:
Pero totoo kaya 'to, o typo??
“Before long he was pulling in a million dollars a month” (!!!)

baka typo lang no? baka “a million yen a month”? anyway dollar or yen, hanga pa din ako kay Mario, mabuting tao siya. may scholarship foundation ata siyang ginawa based in Samar funded ng kaisha nya.

daddy_b

05-31-2005, 11:44 PM

Magkakilala kami ni Mario and kilala ko rin ang ilang tao na kilala siya. Dati may nakapagsabi na <–edited out by nick–>. Reliable source, but I cannot confirm. But he’s a good guy, I think.

pointblank

06-01-2005, 06:33 PM

Kilala ko rin si Mario… simpleng tao lang.

Yun lang nga, di ko maintindihan kung ano ang mage-gain niya for appearing in that article. Hindi niya naman kailangan ng publicity o advertisment, dahil nga meron na siyang sariling diaryo. Wala akong nakikitang magandang bunga na manggagaling dito. :frowning:

Ingat lang siya, dahil nagbabasa rin ng diaryo ang Japanese BIR. By next year, siguradong meron na siyang investigation kung nagbayad siya ng tax sa kanyang 1.3 billion yen na income!! Kahit na sabihin pa at mai-prueba niya na misprint yung “dollars” instead of “yen”, mapeperwisyo pa rin siya - he will need to hire accountants to do his books para mapakita sa tax authorities, and he might even need to hire lawyers to represent him. Tsaka pag na-markahan ka na minsan ng Zeimusho, nasa watch list ka na forever. Itse-check na nila from now on yung kanyang mga “cable & TV rights” at kung anu-ano pang parte ng kanyang media empire.

Sigurado din na mas dadami ang lalapit sa kanya na mga associations, NGOs, embassy, etc, etc para humingi ng sponsorships at donation. Alam mo naman ang tendency nating mga Pinoy na maki-parte sa biyaya ng iba…

Plus, of course, the fact na pag kumalat ang article na ito sa Pinas, kidnap-able na siya at ang kanyang pamilya. Sa tingin niyo ba ay palulusutin ng mga Hudas sa atin ang taong merong 650 million pesos na datung every year??? :mad:

nick

06-04-2005, 04:12 PM

Hello Daddy B! Sorry, I edited your post!

Although we’d like open discussions here in Timog Forum, we usually discourage posting anything of personal nature on the world wide web. It’s probably harmless, of course, but it’s better to err on the side of prudence.

The thing is, we have to edit some posts once in a while lest people accuse us of not doing our work! Happy posting! :slight_smile:

logical

06-15-2005, 04:52 PM

hello mga guys,

i’m new in the group, i’ve been searching for a group of pinoys here in japan and thanks i’ve found one.

comment lang regarding sa sales ni mario na up to 1MM dollars in one month!!! just for selling phone cards? i can’t imagine kung gaano karami cards 'yun. i am just wondering kung buong pinoy sa japan eh sa kanya bumibili ng phone cards?

thanks and more power!!

nick

07-18-2005, 04:40 PM

Hello logical, sorry, I somehow missed your post. A belated welcome to you! I hope you’ll stay.

comment lang regarding sa sales ni mario na up to 1MM dollars in one month!!! just for selling phone cards? i can’t imagine kung gaano karami cards 'yun. i am just wondering kung buong pinoy sa japan eh sa kanya bumibili ng phone cards?Could be. A lot of us might be getting cards from him though we might not know it. :slight_smile:

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