If one can afford it - why not?
Dahil sa totoo lang, ang ating educational system dito sa Pilipinas ay very academically-centered. Puro na lang test, academics, pagiging grade conscious ang kinagisnan ng mga bata sa eskwelahan. Ibang-iba ang turo sa mga international schools like ISM, BIS, Brent and same with other IS schools abroad. I know this because my kids attend IS school here in Jakarta kung saan kami nakatira na ng matagal.
Students in IS are taught how to be global citizens kaya ang lawak ng kanilang pananaw. They are taught how to be self-directed, how to take responsibility for their actions, how to think for themselves and how to express themselves properly bearing in mind pertinent cultural and religious sensitivities around them. They don't look at your race, creed or religion but they see people for what they are beyond the color of their skin or their social status. Di lang puro academics, they are also encouraged to partake in sports (it's a big deal to make it to a school varsity team) because sports teach one how to be a team player, how to be a man (or a woman) in victory or defeat. They are also taught how to take care of their environment, they travel abroad often (w/o the parents) for school competitions be it sports, conference, school trips, music fest, etc thus, they learn independence early on. In High School, they have to take up IB courses to prepare them for college placement. By the time these kids graduate, mga 17 or 18 years old na sila. Mature enough to be able to survive on their own abroad as a college freshman...
Sana ganun din ang ating education system. Di lang puro academics ang focus. After all, those who really succeed in life are those who are street smart, madiskarte sa buhay, their feet firmly planted on the ground because they are well-adjusted individuals who know how to make use of their time and talents to contribute positively to society.
And yes, your child will benefit greatly in terms of personal growth and maturity if he/she is sent to another country where he will experience new cultures and traditions and different ways of thinking, learning and self-expression. And when he/she returns back home, he/she will use all that he/she has learned to improve her countrymen's plight.
Parang si Jose Rizal...
That to me, is the prime reason to pursue higher education abroad