Knox Balbastro, unlike her parents before her, decided to stay in the Philippines
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Offers abroad, but 'my choice' to work in Philippines

Knox Balbastro was born in the Philippines.

Like her parents before her, she was expected to leave the country as soon as possible to work overseas.

More and more Filipinos go abroad every year - currently one in nine in the entire population.

But Knox has decided to turn down more lucrative offers abroad, and work in Manila instead.

She tells the BBC's Kate McGeown why she wants to stay in the Philippines.

  • 12 Dec 2011