According to my old-traveling buddy I’d chat with a few years back, 30 years ago, Philippines and Thailand we’re just the same. But now, Thailand is becoming a 2nd world country while The Philippines is stuck in the 3rd world. This can be blamed on the culture of greed and corruption of the government officials and it’s cohorts which now slowly leaking out and infecting every Filipinos to survive.
The average person in each country has stayed the same at least. The people still are friendly and warm.
But thing need for the Filipino side to change is from top down.
We just hope that 2012 will be the good start for the change! Happy new year!