This book is about the Republic of the Philippines. It is the truth about the country, as seen through the eyes of a foreigner who lives there, and has been associated with the country since 1981. It tells of the culture, the people, the economy, the poverty, the disasters, the politics and of the need for change. The Philippines can find the road to prosperity. This book explains what needs to happen for that to take place. For anyone with any interest in the Philippines, or any connection with the country, this book cannot be overlooked. The author will donate 25% of author royalties from this book to charity to assist poverty-stricken Filipino families.