Filipinos educated at Ateneo, UP or Silliman are very impressive individuals. Those college educated in lesser institutions in the provinces are no better at English than some uneducated people i know in the Philippines. Again corruption allows many "colleges" to operate without meeting minimal proficiency requirement.
But I can tell you for certain the Singaporeans are not jealous of the Philippines with the exception of natural resources that are being squandered.
I am also pretty sure that Singaporeans don't need to work in other countries as OFW to support their families back home. It's like comparing apples and oranges… That's why this argument is so futile.
As for Dubai, Wikipedia says the following:
"The population of Dubai is 2,109,274. Approximately 85% of the expatriate population (and 71% of the emirate's total population) was Asian (chiefly Indian, Pakistani, Filipino, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan). About 3% of the total population of Dubai was categorized as "Western". In addition, 16% of the population (or 288,000 people) lived in collective labour accommodation were not identified by ethnicity or nationality, but were thought to be primarily Asian."
I don't see Singaporeans in the mix… maybe they are part of the 3% categorized as Western… I don't know. Again Singapore is not an economy driven by OFW remittances. Filipinos may hold some key positions but I am sure you are viewed as infidels that must tolerated (as are all non-muslims) so the the native Dubian… Dubanese.. whatever's can all play sultan…
If I had to choose between Indian, Pakistani, Filipino, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan, which makes up 71% of the OFW in Dubai, then I would choose the Philippines as being the best speakers of English.
I would not choose to setup a business in any of those countries due to rampant corruption at all levels.
I know there is corruption everywhere but at least in the US I am not expected to pay coffee money to a police man who pulls me over for a traffic infraction. They only stop me here for violations not to shake me down. Same for Singapore…
Bottom line is you would be hated less in a host country, as a foreigner, if you assimilate into a host country versus trying to change the country to fit your needs. And as I well know… if you don't like that then leave.
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