Filipino Beggars Cebu
Beggars, especially children, have reached epidemic proportions in Manila and Cebu.
A Filipino wrote this on the subject:
The majority of beggars in the streets in Manila are not into food. They are those who are employed by some syndicates ("sindikato") to "beg" for money. After the day most of the money that was given to these "beggars" will be given to the sindikato's pockets. It seems these "beggars" are just props.