Filipino American Flight Attendant, Author, and Mentor Inspires Filipino Immigrants with Her Life Story | An Interview with Lia Ocampo

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Filipino American Flight Attendant, Author, and Mentor Inspires Filipino Immigrants with Her Life Story | An Interview with Lia Ocampo
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The Philippines is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, with a population of more than 100 million people. But despite its high population, the Philippines has one of the highest rates of emigration in the world. More than a million Filipinos leave their home country every year and migrate to other countries, mostly for economic reasons. In this article, Lia Ocampo shares her real-life experience of how she achieved the American Dream in New York and Florida as a Filipino immigrant.

We Filipinos are a very hardworking and very ambitious race. We really love our country, but sometimes we are forced to leave it because of a lack of opportunities. In the Philippines, we are ranked as one of the lowest in terms of salaries and one of the highest in terms of population. Because of the abundance of people, jobs are scarce and so is the demand for them. It’s a vicious cycle of poverty. Filipinos go abroad to find jobs that pay well and even to support their family in the Philippines. The low supply of jobs, lack of education, and the high population of the Philippines are the main reasons why Filipinos leave.

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