Money matters not blood matters.

By Bhem
@JustBhem (24407)
Davao, Philippines
August 21, 2017 7:54pm CST
Today or later this afternoon is the burial of my uncle. Last night was his last wake so people flock the place and gamble. Uncle's Brother and Sisters are helping to gain some money for the burial with the help of alms from people. Then this morning, they are fighting because of no more money left from the alms they gathered from people. It will help for the snack and for the dinner after the burial. One Aunt said that the money alms were stolen by the son of my Uncle and use it for gamble last night. Now they are all worried where they can get the money to buy food since many people will attend the burial later this afternoon.
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6 responses
@LadyDuck (125954)
• Switzerland
22 Aug
What a strange custom to gamble during a wake. If there is no money there will be no food.
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@JustBhem (24407)
• Davao, Philippines
22 Aug
I think it's a tradition here, for them to be able to raise funds.
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@LadyDuck (125954)
• Switzerland
23 Aug
@JustBhem I see, every country has different traditions.
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@JustBhem (24407)
• Davao, Philippines
23 Aug
@LadyDuck I believe so.
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@prashu228 (23294)
• India
22 Aug
That's really sad, even if it's a custom people should think about the money , with how much difficulty they got it.
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@JustBhem (24407)
• Davao, Philippines
22 Aug
Well, not that the uncle is already buried I hope no more problem anymore.
@toniganzon (42733)
• Philippines
22 Aug
Such a sad turn of events.
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@JustBhem (24407)
• Davao, Philippines
22 Aug
Indeed. Yesterday, they argue again.
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@sharon6345 (104866)
• United States
22 Aug
That is a sad disgrace.
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@JustBhem (24407)
• Davao, Philippines
22 Aug
Relatives argue for money.
@marguicha (82654)
• Chile
22 Aug
Why do they gamble at a wake? Is that a custom there?
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@JustBhem (24407)
• Davao, Philippines
22 Aug
I think yes. Actually, it is forbidden here now in our Country but for some reason like in a wake, there is gambling but not bigger money though.
@ridingbet (38927)
• Philippines
23 Aug
this is another discussion that i would not press the like button. i hope the deceased will not appear to the other fa,mily members and say, "HOW DARE YOU QUARREL ABOUT THE ABULOY?"