Only in the Philippines do we find Filipino children--born and bred in the country--failing their Filipino subjects, failing at it so badly that they need tutors and remedial classes to save their hides
. But this is not a Millennial problem, nor is it a curse that plague the bourgeoisie.
All this nascent soldiering may well save their hides
, or at least help to build up their levels of Vitamin D before losing their sunshine years to the artificially lighted drudgery of the construction line.
It all boils down to a desperate few days when the boys must win enough money to save their hides
Overzealous anti-drug warriors, or student junkies lying to save their hides
? The media couldn't have cared less.