The Philippines just concluded its elections and it looks like Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. is going to win.
This was a really controversial election for them. Emotions are running high because there’s so much history with his family. Some are really happy about the results and some are really bummed about it.
If you don’t know the history, this is worth learning at least a little.
Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. is the son of Ferdinand Marcos, Sr who was the 10th president of the Philippines. Read the Wikipedia summary, it’s pretty damning:
Is this a good or bad thing for the Philippines? We don’t know. It’s too soon to tell. We don’t know if Marcos is going to make things better or worse.
Is this going to affect how you outsource to your OFS? Probably not.
Filipinos are going to find a way to make things work. It doesn’t matter who’s the president, they just want to work and provide for their families.
There’s more at play here. Anxiety for your OFS.
Here’s a conversation Greg had with his OFS that he forwarded to me.
Hello, Sir. To be honest, I’m actually very anxious. Election results here are very disappointing and really depressing. I’ve been seeing foreign clients backing out on local artists because of politics. And it scares me. hehe I hope our political situation won’t affect our employment. Because I really sure that whatever’s happening here won’t affect the quality of work I deliver. OMG.
that’s really unfortunate to hear about foreign clients backing out on employees because of politics. shame on the clients.
I want to assure you that there is no negative sentiment with me or anyone on our team about working with you. we are working with people in over 4 countries, and their regional politics are bound to change. In the US ours changes drastically every 4 years!
there’s no reason for me or our company to let go of an employee because of political changes. you represent yourself in this company. your politicians do not. and you represent yourself very well!
And another quote from Andreas OFS:
I am having anxiety right now, considering what happened in the elections. Plus, I am somehow scared for my life. This is because my university is known to be a place for activists. For the past 6 years, there are graduates of my university who were killed.
We received a chain message advising us to change our profile pictures on facebook and lock our profile. A lot of people are already redtagging students from my university as communists and such. The scary thing is that, the police force are now permitted to redtag people who they think oppose the government (and also people who vocally supported the candidate against the winner of the presidential elections)