Monday, April 5, 2010

EDSA Shower.

Ok... I wanted to cry when I saw this. I was on EDSA, took the pass next to the Shrine in front of Robinson's Galleria. A mother washing clothes using the canal water and her baby taking a shower at 8 pm along the busiest highway in the Philippines.

KAWAWA naman....

I was so tempted to give them money but right behind them was a cop. I was so torn because I wasn't sure if the money will go to a syndicate where a lot of these homeless people belong to, or will the mom make good use of it? How does one know? The fact that I just recently watched Slumdog Millionaire didn't help. It just made me believe that all the money you give the beggars go to the corrupt policemen or syndicate leaders.



I went home feeling sad.

4 comments:

Joy Page Manuel said...

It's a question I've long struggled with as well. But we also can't lose sight of what Randy David pointed out in this article---http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20080902-158153/There-are-limits-to-charity-says-Randy-David

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i always bring sky flakes with me or whatnot and give them food instead of cash. some take the food. there are those, though, that throw the food back to me. so, you kinda know who among them "belong" (if it's even right to refer to them as possessions) to the syndicates.

Anonymous said...

My grandma always packed food with her when she goes out and drive. True, some will throw it at you, some has that skeptic look on their faces and wished it was money instead. Some of the people who beg really think it's their occupation so they expect moolah. There was one guy who always dressed up for work and claimed his office is in "crossing", and boy it really was at crossing. All dressed up to knock on your car window.

Leele said...

This so sad this makes me wannna cry so bad but this is the stuff i am looking for for my school project is to help raise awarness to people to how them what is gooing on in the world and what they can do to help