? asked in TravelOther - Destinations · 10 months ago

The Philippines receives billions in revenue from tourism, yet its unemployed citizens receive no benefit, ...does the govt keep the money?

Update:

Obviously it might be kept by dictators...but can anyone give a knowledgeable answer

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  • 8 months ago

    The corrupt public officials stole the money even before it is collected. They call it faster than lightning.

  • inday
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    ...does the government keep the money? NO! the corrupt people in the government hide it somewhere and someplace, while under PRESIDENT DUTERTE'S ADMINISTRATION billions are used for the benefit of the people. PLEASE AVOID JUDGING PRESIDENT DUTERTE HE IS A GOOD MAN FOR ALMOST ALL OF US FILIPINOS, A GOOD MAN IS ALWAYS AFTER FOR THE WELFARE OF HIS FELLOW FILIPINOS, PERIOD.

  • 9 months ago

    what benefit are you expecting, everyone tries to work hard and earn, being unemployed is not an excuse, you cen see on the streets poor children picking up plastics and resell just to survive. tax money is government fund that is allotted for development of the people ,and the best thing you can do is just be safe and do not be a burden to the society and benefits will be upon you.

  • 10 months ago

    Get your answer from here

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  • 10 months ago

    The country has over 100 million inhabitants, poverty is not put aside in one day. The infrastructure needs a complete overhaul. The tricycles and Jeepneys should be banned because of their noise and pollution, minimum wage should be checked better, especially in Mindanao, where employers don't pay the minimum wage. We are not talking here about a small country with 5 million people. It's over 100 million people living on islands roughly the size of Italy.

  • james
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Duterte is spending. It makes some jobs. Beach clean up is big right now. Green area's & septic systems near beach's. Been quit a change here in the past 12 months on that. Other green projects also. Lots of anti pollution upgrades from tourist dollars going on. So much is being spent to keep tourism up. So yes. This keeps jobs & people coming to enjoy. In hotels, cafes, tours, & other. True it does not go direct to the people.

  • 10 months ago

    The tourist spends their money here on food, transportation, sight seeing, lodging etc. This money goes into the local pockets not the government. What they spend helps the local economy

  • RICK
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Actually the unemployed do get benefits

    Its based on family size, but they get rice, protein (usually sardines) and small amount of cash

    I have many relatives who live there and I visit every year for months

  • 10 months ago

    When Marcos was POTPI, that money went mostly into his private coffers. I suspect under Duterte it's the same thing.

    Source(s): Used to live in the PI.
  • 10 months ago

    No, those who work for the money keep the money. It's called "private property".

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