The 1970 Philippine Corruption

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It is about 7,000 miles from Manila to our School

It is about 7,000 miles from Manila to our School

Nathaniel Ward

Nathaniel Ward

It is about 7,000 miles from Manila to our School

Nathaniel Ward, Reporter

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Jose Rosette, his wife and three children, flew by plane in 1970 to escape corruption in the Philippines. By doing this, he was able to save a part of my mother’s side of the family from the corruption. He brought my mother’s side of the family 7,000 miles away from their old home here to the United States.

Jose immigrated with only a small amount of money. At the time, the Philippine government controlled how much money you can take out of the bank. “I only had a budget of $500.” This was because the limit was $100 per person. So Jose’s family of five was only able to take $500. “When we came here we did not have much money because of the cost of tickets.”

When he arrived at the airport, family was waiting for him. For the first year, he had to stay with family. My grandmother was a maid at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, and my grandfather got a job in agriculture. Jose and his wife both found jobs in San Jose and eventually moved here. 

Jose Rosette is a humble man and a great father. He did not save seven people from a grenade in the Vietnam War like John Baca. He just made the right decision to leave his home at the right time. Like anybody who moves to a new place, it was strange. After living for years in San Jose, he moved back to the Philippines and continues to work in the field of  agriculture.

There is a volcano erupting currently in the Philippines. 56,000+ people had to be evacuated. The eruption came from the Mayon Volcano, the island’s largest volcano. To read more about this, click this link: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/01/philippines-thousands-flee-volcano-set-spew-lava-180117184702152.html. It gives more information on the situation and interviews  people who live near the volcano, and how they feel about the situation.

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One Response to “The 1970 Philippine Corruption”

  1. Owen Scheid on February 12th, 2018 8:27 am

    I like how you said that he did not save people from a grenade. That made me want to read more.

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