A personal take on the different issues and problems Filipinos encounter in their daily lives. Brought to you by Arvin Cudanin, a Filipino professional living in Finland, and the program co-hosts.
S2E13 Education System Problems with the Educators Club
The Educators Club are back in the podcast with Eugenio and Tiana talking about their personal experiences regarding different problems in the education sector. How does the lack of financial capacity and infrastructure affects poor kids on how they access the schools and educational facilities around the Philippines? Why are there still problems with FIlipinos going to school despite the increasing national budget being allocated for education and the facilities being built around the country? Are Filipino educators paid enough or are they receiving just the right amount to survive daily living expenses? How much stressful it is for educators to handle a lot of tasks beyond their capacities, including additional extra-curricular works? Why do corruption affect the quality of education we get and how we provide the needs for tools for use in teaching? How are we going to address all of our issues and start small changes so that when there are emergency distant learning like the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be able to easily adjust? And how do we fare against Southeast Asian counterparts in Thailand and Singapore? Let us hear personal stories and experiences coming from Eugenio and Tiana and how they feel about our education system in the Philippines in general.
S2E12 Toxic Family Culture Problems with the Engineering Club (Part 1)
The Engineering Club is back in this episode with Noel coming back to the Philippines and joining again our podcast after a short business trip in Armenia. We talked about some toxic family culture in the Philippines, including disagreeing with older family members and tolerating harmful people just because they are your relatives. Why do we always hesitate to have different opinions and expressing it in front of our family members? Why do Filipinos think that is so disrespectful to contradict older family member even though you have a valid point? Why are some of older Filipinos close minded and think that they are always right? Why do Filipinos tolerate harmful people especially when they are blood related to you? And why do a lot of Filipino people easily let bygones be bygones even when there are unrecoverable damages done to you by your relatives? A lot of realizations in this episode regarding how we should treat our relatives and their wrongdoings with Arvin, Malaya, Vanessa, Clint and Noel in the podcast.
S2E11 Job Seeker Problems with the Engineering Club
Warning! Long episode ahead. But this is a very important episode regarding the hardships every Filipino jobseeker encounter in their lives with the Engineering Club discussing certain points of our jobseeker lives. Why do we feel that local companies offer lower salaries against overseas companies? Why are employers looking for certain things that are not so important with the job they are offering? What is the Filipino padrino system and why nepotism at the workplace is really bad for us? Why is that there are a lot of contractual jobs in the Philippines and how companies are exploiting the workforce with this kind of system? How are we affected with employers hiring more people from prominent universities and ignoring those that are coming from less known places? When should employees pay for the trainings they are getting to perform in the job and when they should not? Why are there a lot of Filipinos competing for the same job and a lot of jobs without applicants as well? And why is it so expensive and tiring to apply to another job where completing the requirements requires us to spend lots of money and time for the most basic documents we need? Let us hear Arvin, Chito and Malaya talk about the job seeker life and the very Filipino problems in between.
S2E10 Childless Problems with the Engineering Club
The Engineering Club is here to talk about how to answer the very intrusive Filipino question of either bearing a child or opting to become childless. Why are there growing numbers of young Filipinos considering being childless? What are the common considerations that affects this decision of upbringing a child? What should the government do to help people do family planning and make upbringing of children easier for starting up families? How do we evaluate ourselves when we are ready to bring a child financially and emotionally? Why do Filipinos always feeling the pressure of bringing grandchildren to grandparents even when we are not yet ready to take the responsibility? And to talk about the toxic Filipino culture of upbringing children to have retirement plans and support system when they get old which trap Filipinos into this endless sandwich generation. Lets hear our thoughts and opinions regarding bringing a child or being childless with Arvin, Vanessa, Malaya and Clint in the podcast.
S2E09 Very Teacher Problems with the Educators Club
With the World Teachers' Day that happened this month, we bring two newcomers in the podcast coming from Thailand and Singapore with Eugenio and Tiana in the podcast to share their interesting journey as educators in the neighboring countries in Southeast Asia. How are they able to come up with the decision to leave the Philippines to teach in another country? How do you convince your parents to let you go to the country of your choosing to jumpstart your career in teaching? How hard is it for Filipinos to apply for documentations and visa just to comply with the exit clearances and be able to travel and stay outside the Philippines? Where do you source the strength and determination to move to another place and start to explore life on your own as a starter? And how do you handle all the shocking changes in the airport when you just landed in the foreign country? Let us hear stories from Eugenio and Tiana their unique experiences of leaving the country to work as educators.
S2E08 Balikbayan Problems with Doc Lui (Episode 2 of 2)
This episode is just the continuation of the previous one where Arvin and Lui talked about their recent trips in the Philippines. How important is planning when visiting Philippines and why every second counts while spending holidays there? What are good places in the Philippines that are really worth your time visiting? How majestic is the island of Palawan and what they can offer for those that are visiting Philippines for the first time? Why are most of tourist gaining weight coming from a bountiful holiday season in the Philippines? Why are Filipinos really splurging a lot of money when coming home during their holidays in the Philippines? And why do tourists have a lot of options with the colorful festivities Philippines has to offer? Let us hear the closer episode about Arvin and Lui's holidays and what they feel about their recent trips back home.