I was talking to a good friend of mine the other day about what makes a good employee or co-worker as I refer to members of our team. The question I posed to him, a fellow Englishman, was how one particular nation appeared to be supplying so many carers and hospitality staff to hospitals and hotels around the globe? How come you feel like you are in the Philippines when you take many a cruise or, god forbid, you fall ill?

Well, he could not really define it either and with more experience of the Philippines than I it left me with an unanswered question and frustrated. The Filipinos are certainly a very hospitable people, they are renown for it. Combine that with a sense of purpose, a sense of dedication and a sense of family and you begin to see how they make great co workers in so many fields. We certainly experience that in our manufacturing endeavours in Cebu. To answer my question I am delving into the past but it will take me time to gather all the answers as surely there must be multiple reasons why a culture grows and develops and behaves the way it does and I generally mean aside from all of the obvious ones. I think I actually owe it to the people I know, the people I employ and the people who, on occasion, are our clients to find out a lot more about this fascinating archipelago. I will be reporting back on this subject in due course.

Richard M. Brown, Founder.

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