Poverty... Parents use their children as tools for begging

Philippines
January 28, 2007 2:45am CST
I have seen children begging for money on the side of the roads. What about their parents? What do their parents do?
2 responses
• Philippines
28 Jan 07
It's very disheartening to see child beggars on the streets. I tried resisting to give them money but I always succumbed to giving them some coins or some food to eat. They're parents usually don't have jobs and are not even doing anything at all. I think the government must be able to save these children. they must take them out of the streets, give them formal education, and also put their parents into a rehabilitation center. unless these parents do something for their children, they don't have the right to take these children into their custory. they had already forfeited their over their children.
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
28 Jan 07
i have seen lots of children begging on the streets. they don't care about the danger they are facing. and most of their parents beg as well. it's like a profession for them already. which is so sad. beggars give birth to children and these children will one day become beggars as well and will soon marry, give birth to new generation of beggars and so on. this is reality and i hate it. what's worst is that at the end of the day, these beggars even have the guts to smoke and even drink.