It is extremely selfish for family members to demand money be sent from abroad. The cost of living in the U.S., Europe and Australia is very high. Family that is abroad need their money to support themselves. Plus, what if they married a citizen of the country they migrated to? Most cultures don't demand money from abroad the way Philippinos do. This can add a lot of stress to a relationship. The family in the Philippines needs to read its bible and understand that once married, the family member abroad has a new responsibility to their new family. READ THE BIBLE. In the end, remittance provides a false economy for the Philippines. We need to develop the economy with infrastructure and development from within. Relying on money from abroad leaves us open for being bought by, for example, the Chinese. Think about it.