It’s nail on the head time again, with Pol Medina Jr. (a.k.a. PMJR) on this time of year where young hopefuls march up the aisle, take a small bow to the audience, and accept the fake rolled up bond paper with the tiny ribbon, shake hands with the Principal/Dean and then down the stage again into a life of relative uncertainty.
Unless the college graduate’s family has a business waiting to absorb him, he/she will have to spend the next few days/months/or even years looking for a job.
The high school graduate on the other hand, may be worrying about the admissions exams he/she took to whatever college/university he/she wants to go to, or worse, if there is even enough money to start him off in the first place.
Mr. Medina says it so succinctly above, the humorous slant does not take away the fact that we are churning out high school graduates (with or without parents) who have spent hundreds of thousands of pesos to prepare them for more school that will necessitate the spending (don’t forget the finding of money that will have to be done first) of several more hundred thousand pesos. And we seem to be producing graduates solely for the call center trade, or nurses who all want to work abroad because the pay is better and so are the working conditions.
They sure can’t get a return on investment by working here.
I mean who cares about working in the Philippines for the good of the country, WORKING ABROAD is good for the country, go ask GMA herself with her OFW remittances propping up this bubble (ay strong pala) economy of hers.
But not all is bleak in this season of marching up the aisle, and corsages and post-graduation lunches or dinners. Here’s a little treat for all you graduates out there, just in case your teachers were too busy preparing the auditorium to tell you what all the fuss is all about.
Congrats to Batch 2008.