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Do you guys still give to street beggars?

I know it's the most charitable thing to do. It feels good to help others in need. So, I was in EDSA yesterday. There was this chubby woman with a blind beggar going from car to car knocking on their windows to beg for money. I was kind of in a bad mood yesterday because of something. When this beggar knocked on my window, I got irritated and told them, "Bawal yan! Bawal yan!" I don't usually do this. My first time. I usually knock on my window to tell them NO.

But, I raised my eyebrow because I was surprised at the attitude of this chubby woman who was holding the arm of the blind beggar. She was so polite going from car to car. But, her true color showed. She snapped at me, very annoyed said, WALANG BAWAL!! WALANG BAWAL! BAWAL BAWAL!

Woah!, ang taray.

That changed my attitude. Are these people playing with our kindness to get what they want? Using a blind person to play the pity card? Paawa effect? I hate being conned and played around. Obviously, it's a racket. The chubby woman looks really well fed. They know they have better chances in collecting money to use a blind man or children.

It's not the first time I've encountered rude beggars. One time I gave coins left in my car. It was all 25 centavos with other coins with the hole in the middle. I gave it to a beggar but he threw it away on the road and walked away pissed. I was shocked. Sayang naman. Tsk!

So, would guys still give to beggars knowing fully well they are just playing with you, showing a different face? They are no different from a con artist/scammers.
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  • Hindi na kasi tinatanggap ng stores ang 25 centavo coins either as payment or pag gusto nilang ipapalit into 1-peso coins. You can only have them exchanged in banks.

    They're really beggars. Mostly the idle family members of homeless families and they do begging while the father is out scavenging for garbage for reselling or doing odd jobs. If they get P100/day from begging, that's already more than enough for their food for the day.

    Ako, I give. Fraud or legit, if you have to walk under the sun in the midst of traffic 6 hours a day for a few coins, you must be really badly in need of money. The situation speaks for itself. Giving P10 or even P20 won't make me poor anyway.
  • J05J05 PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    I still do and sometimes I spend my day-off and visit some places that I know there's beggars and I buy some breads, give some cash.

    There's lot of beggars whether in Asia or in Europe.
  • Giving to beggars is an illegal act in the Philippines. You could be fined up to P500. If you want to give, it is encouraged to channel it to DSWD.

    This is for a very good reason. Children are easily exploited by criminal elements and it's a danger for them to beg along highways where cars are speeding at 100kph. Giving only encourages them to beg and endanger their lives on the road.

    Every time you give, you are breaking the law, endangering the lives of street kids and supporting criminal elements. Begging is not the only activity they do. They are also master pickpockets, snatching, stealing from shops, holdups and etc.
  • Sinasabi ko lang sa namamalimos sa sasakyan, "Patawarin po." Labag din sa batas ang magbigay ng limos....

    [#]IsipPaMore[/#]
  • F-A SoldierF-A Soldier PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Sabi ni Jezas eh.

    "Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." Matt 19:21

    :glee:

    [#]LeastOfMyBrothers[/#]
  • Mrs.RizzMrs.Rizz PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Depende, kapag malakas ang katawan hindi ko binibigyan.

    Kapag matanda na , may kapansanan at bata, nag bibigay ako. As much as possible eh pagkain.

    Ingat din, nung isang linggo, may lalaking may malaking bukol sa mukha ang nanghingi sa akin, inabutan ko ng 20 pesos, pag abot ko, tinampal niya pagalit ang kamay ko eh mahaba kuko niya, nasugatan ako.

    Na trauma tuloy ako. May sira ang ulo nyemas, binigyan mo na galit pa.

    Daming mapagsamantala ha, dito sa amin maraming nanghihingi ng lumang damit, kesyo nasunugan daw sila.. yun pala hanapbuhay na nila at may ukayan.

    :glee:
  • pusang_miyawpusang_miyaw PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Money no. Food yes. Minsan binibilhan ko pa.

    Pang legit na charity org lang ako nagbbgay ng pera
  • Stella_NoxFleuretStella_NoxFleuret PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    No. Let them find a job lol. Dba sa AdMU, madaming mga rich dun? Sabi ng atenean sister ko, gusto ng AdMU mismo na maranasan ng mga AdMU students ang buhay ng mga mahihirap kaya pinunta sila sa mahirap na lugar at namigay sila ng mga pagkain at canned goods sa mga mahihirap. I'm not sure kung pati pera, at nakipag kwentuhan din sila sa mga mahihirap etc etc at nagpalaro.. kasi karamihan ng mga nag aaral sa AdMU ay rich talaga, gusto lang ng AdMU na maransan ng mga AdMU students ang buhay ng mahirap.. sabi ito ng Atenean sister ko nung nag aaral pa lang sila.. Madaming mga tao ang tingin sa Atenista ay sosyal, mayabang, pero pag student ka ng AdMU, YOU'LL BE SURPRISED THEY ARE VERY VERY HUMBLE AND DOWN TO EARTH!
  • oraorajoestaroraorajoestar PEx Rookie ⭐
    Hell no, besides you have no idea what they will do to the alms; are they gonna save it? buy it for food? buy alcohol drinks? or drugs?
  • Bihira, kung sakali man pagkain lang inaabot ko.

    Meron dati, laking katawan, may presyo talaga, lima lima ang hingi :lol:
  • BusilakBusilak PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Kadalasan, hindi ako nagbibigay, kung Pasko lang at hindi pera. Pag nasanay sila na may nagbibigay sa kalye, baka maaksidente pa sila.
  • katze_schmusekatze_schmuse PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Sosyal na yong mga beggars, they give out small envelopes then kakanta sa jeep or bus:lol:
    Sa isip ko, iyong envelope sana ibinili mo ng pagkain mo nabusog ka pa.cant help but thing palakad nalang din siya and "hanapbuhay".
    Merong Duterte's kitchen sa cubao na nagpapakain ng libre sa mga beggars at walang makain.I would rather donate doon.
  • Kung matanda na oo. Pero yung mga mukhang malakas pa sa kalabaw at yung mga street children never. Lalo na mga street children kasi ang iniisip ko parang tinuturuan ko silang lumaking tamad na baka akala nila hihingin lang yung pera at di pinaghirapan.
  • EgozumEgozum PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    NO.NEVER AGAIN May binigyan akong pulubi ng pagkain imbes na magpasalamat sa akin INAMOY-AMOY na parang aso sabay iniwan lang sa TABI :angry: Kaya NEVER na akong nagbibigay sa mga PUT TONGUE IN ANG MGA PULUBI na yan :grrr:
  • Egozum wrote: »
    NO.NEVER AGAIN May binigyan akong pulubi ng pagkain imbes na magpasalamat sa akin INAMOY-AMOY na parang aso sabay iniwan lang sa TABI :angry: Kaya NEVER na akong nagbibigay sa mga PUT TONGUE IN ANG MGA PULUBI na yan :grrr:

    Baka naman VEGAN iyong pulubi tayos binigyan mo ng Andok Manok....
  • Wag ninyong bigyan mga yan! Bibili lang yan ng rugby.
  • ameleensyameleensy Bobo daw ako 🙄😅 PEx Expert 🎖️
    No. Almost never. I don't like having to guess whether some mendicant is "legit" or not. So wag na lang.

    But I do give to charity. Usually in kind. Also, pag may batang nagtitinda (e.g banana-q, kakanin, handicraft, etc.) -- we buy more than we actually want to eat. Pag afford namin bilhin lahat ang paninda, inuubos na namin. That isn't mendicancy naman kasi, so ok lang.

    No. Let them find a job lol. Dba sa AdMU, madaming mga rich dun? Sabi ng atenean sister ko, gusto ng AdMU mismo na maranasan ng mga AdMU students ang buhay ng mga mahihirap kaya pinunta sila sa mahirap na lugar at namigay sila ng mga pagkain at canned goods sa mga mahihirap. I'm not sure kung pati pera, at nakipag kwentuhan din sila sa mga mahihirap etc etc at nagpalaro.. kasi karamihan ng mga nag aaral sa AdMU ay rich talaga, gusto lang ng AdMU na maransan ng mga AdMU students ang buhay ng mahirap.. sabi ito ng Atenean sister ko nung nag aaral pa lang sila.. Madaming mga tao ang tingin sa Atenista ay sosyal, mayabang, pero pag student ka ng AdMU, YOU'LL BE SURPRISED THEY ARE VERY VERY HUMBLE AND DOWN TO EARTH!

    K. Fine. Obsessed.:rolleyes:
  • Stella_NoxFleuretStella_NoxFleuret PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    But I do give to charity. Usually in kind. Also, pag may batang nagtitinda (e.g banana-q, kakanin, handicraft, etc.) -- we buy more than we actually want to eat. Pag afford namin bilhin lahat ang paninda, inuubos na namin. That isn't mendicancy naman kasi, so ok lang.


    Ang bait mo naman.
  • If you want to give, just give to those "working" poor.

    My heart goes to this little girl.
  • But I do give to charity. Usually in kind. Also, pag may batang nagtitinda (e.g banana-q, kakanin, handicraft, etc.) -- we buy more than we actually want to eat. Pag afford namin bilhin lahat ang paninda, inuubos na namin. That isn't mendicancy naman kasi, so ok lang.


    Ang bait mo naman.

    Ok din sa akin yung batang nagtitinda. Kahit di ako kumakain sa tinda niya bibili ako para makatulong at the same time maturuan siya ng lesson sa tamang paraan para magkapera na di manghingi kungdi pagtrabahoan.
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