In the past, there has been public debate regarding Filipino caretakers’ children born here who request Israeli citizenship. Some politicians approve of the idea for the sake of the children. But “Orphans left behind in the Philippines” (Comment & Features, June 5) might justify a fresh look at the issue.
Close to two million Filipino children are “abandoned and neglected,” according to a UN report. Even at the country’s few orphanages, conditions are less than optimal. Most of the children are “lost to crime, to prostitution, to neglect, and a lot of street families are growing.”
How about performing a good deed and adopting some of them? Here is an opportunity to save a generation of underprivileged children and replenish our underpopulated nation.
ROBERT DUBLIN Jerusalem