Another problem why the Philippine society is not continuously improving is the family's failure on establishing a strong and willed attitude to their children.
Their children are treated like babies even though they are already old enough.
The result is that their children cannot live by themselves, and still they seek their parent's help on every problem they encounter. Then the parents are stressed a lot because they have to contend with theirown problems together with their children.
In Western Countries, children who have reached the age of 18 or 21 are considered adults already, and the parents responsibilities to them must be minimum to nil.
For Asian countries, the sky is the limit. Maybe this is their culture, I don't know.
The family is the basic unit of the society. Let the parents know their responsibility and when to stop it. It is for their own good - if they want to take care of their own future.