So Many People Are Begging Alms Again In The City

@ilocosboy (34325)
Philippines
October 14, 2016 12:12am CST
While the Christmas Day is yet to come, but so many people now in the city begging for alms. Many are children coming near to you and will sing a Christmas song, sometimes you can't even hear their voices. Some are mothers carrying their months old child and just open their hands to ask for money without even singing. Some are Badjao from Mindanao where I think part of the syndicate. Its okay to give money but sometimes its awful when you give one of them, many of them will follow.
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@lealuvy2j (1989)
• Philippines
14 Oct 16
I understand what you are feeling. They say the best way for them to avoid begging is for people to stop giving, however, I find this strategy contrary to being compassionate so I am having mixed feelings on what should be done.
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@ilocosboy (34325)
• Philippines
19 Oct 16
I agree this is one of the hardest thing to do, of not giving them, especially to us Filipino who have a soft heart.
@Shavkat (62799)
• Philippines
14 Oct 16
I think it is better to give some food than money. I am sure it would be the same thing in my city.
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@ilocosboy (34325)
• Philippines
19 Oct 16
Sometimes I do this strategy, instead of giving money I just buy them food in the store. And they love it.
@Yadah04 (3024)
• Philippines
14 Oct 16
yes, i have seen them too. worst thing is, as small as 7 years old, they run to catch a ride on the jeep, sing a song then get off, even while the jeepney is driving fast. i mean accidents could just happened. i hope the government can do something about them. they are quite rude, you know.
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@thelme55 (14574)
• Germany
14 Oct 16
I share your feelings. I want to give but some will follow me and that is scarry.
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@ilocosboy (34325)
• Philippines
19 Oct 16
this is the hard truth.
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@thelme55 (14574)
• Germany
19 Oct 16
@ilocosboy yes, so sad.
• Philippines
18 Oct 16
My concern is if a syndicate or a bad group runs them to ask for a few penny. I hope those kids will have a great life someday, I hope they will not refuse the opportunity that God will give them. It i so hard to take off the pride of life out of pain and insecurity in exchange of having a great life, because many people want to live in anger and pain of their past.
@ilocosboy (34325)
• Philippines
19 Oct 16
I suspected that too, that there is a syndicate manning these helpless people. Though some of these children, I can say, are doing it on their own because its the time they can have a bigger amount of money.
• Philippines
18 Oct 16
Makes me want to hide this Christmas season, I don't even have the money for my niece and nephews, how much more if it's those street children.
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@ilocosboy (34325)
• Philippines
19 Oct 16
ha ha, we wanted to do that if we don't have money, I also wanted to do that.
@cacay1 (32941)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
14 Oct 16
I agree with you, give be and next many of them to beg you hehehehe,One time I gave one beggar P50 pesos, I saw her kiss the money and wave her hand , one person said that after that many will follow to beg , and he is right and yws so true many follow, but I give no more.
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@ilocosboy (34325)
• Philippines
19 Oct 16
that is really irritating, you give and many will follow, and then they don't want to leave unless you give them.
@MGjhaud (20737)
• Philippines
14 Oct 16
i'm anticipating carolers by next month around here.
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@ilocosboy (34325)
• Philippines
19 Oct 16
it already started in my place.
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@skysnap (17817)
14 Oct 16
I guess this is the season for them to make some money.
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@ilocosboy (34325)
• Philippines
19 Oct 16
truly this is the moment for them to have some good money.
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