I know someone who lauds the wonders of the Philippines as a retirement spot. I've been told things like, "Oh you'll be amazed how far a social security check goes here."
There's might just a reason they can hire servants and handy help so cheap. But nothing is really free. Just like the legacy of slavery and native genocide in this country, the white colonizers built a tropical paradise on pools of indigenous blood
The USA said, "Nobody in the world can do inequality, white privilege and neo-fascism like we can!" And the Philippines replied, "Hold my Sarsi!"