The resilience of the Filipino man has been praised everywhere and while it is a good trait to possess, there is some danger in being too accepting of things. Being resilient has enabled the Filipino to endure and conquer the difficulty of working abroad and being separated from loved ones. It has enabled him to work with people whose customs and traditions are so much different from his. It has also enabled him to submit himself to a corrupt government, to shrug off the incompetence of the Philippines' decision-makers, to stomach a dinner culled from trashbins filled with rotting garbage.
To experience real progress, I think that the Filipino should learn to think for himself, to identify his wants and needs, and push for all he's worth for what he really deserves.