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In line of poverty

Begging is an art of asking some help either by penny or kind.

Every time, I go out from the house, I saw lots of beggars in the street. Most of them, asking some portion of food or pennies that you have. No wonder, where they came from. It was that, one day, I opened my eyes, they are already in the street.


Some of them are women carrying babies that when they are going to approach you, your heart will be downstreaming painfully. Those babies should not be there, asking for some food.


Who's fault? Their parents or the community?


Why the community? How could I am part of their poverty? I am just paying my taxes religiously? I should not be responsible to feed them?


They have to work for their own, I have to work with my own too. But the question, who will hire them, if their education is not enough? Most of them only finished first grader. The worst, none of them cannot write anything.


Is it the government will be blame? Why them? For not attending this economic concern. They should be aware of the possibilities of the invasion of the beggars in the community. The question is what if the beggars were came from another community? Do the local government will throw them back to their original community?


Why they left from their old community? What was the reason behind? Is it valid? Why we are the one who suffers with this economic concern? If there are lots of beggars in the street in our community, it might affect our tourism industry. Tourists might irritated with them and sooner or later, they will not visit our community anymore.



Grabbing their mountains

Most of the businesses in our community might be affected because of the beggars are asking some establishment for some pennies or food that their customers might irritated also. Until customers will be going to left the establishment and nothing to buy. So, the businessman might lost a penny income because the customer already left.


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There will be possibility that most of the business establishment here will not going to invest anymore in this community because of the beggars. They will not risk their money to invest for nothing. Every businessmen wanted to invest because they want their savings doubled or even much higher. However, if they will be experiencing this kind of problem, there will be a second thought of removing their business here.


So, who will be blame for the invasion of beggars?


Most of them were came from the mountains. As far as I asked some of them, they go down in the city because they have nothing to eat anymore in the mountains. If I am not mistaken, what I've learned from my school days, they are the Aborigines. They have plenty of resources there and enough to feed them all. But unfortunately, some of the city corrupt businessman were gone to the mountain to claim their land. Those businessman said they have some documents that they've owned those mountains. How come that happened? Those city beggars were already in the mountain from their ancestors for more than two centuries already.


Until some of the mountains developed it into a real estate that only rich people can buy it. Where are those documents came from? From the ancestors of those businessman or the ancestors of the beggars?


Let's think of it, there will be a possibility that those documents were came from the ancestors of the beggars right now. How it happened it were handed to the corrupt businessman? How those mountain ancestors can sign a document to sell those lands? They cannot even know how to read and right?


Who's error about these documents? I am not blaming the real estate developers right now about those mountains, I am just asking about it. I once asked a businessman in the city with big portion of the land he has in our area? He just answered about his ancestors. Whatever land you can cultivate to manage that can be reached by your eyes? Where you are standing in the center, make it something to fence and register to the government and pay small taxes and that will be yours.


Good explanation. However, during those times, if you can manage to cultivate a portion of land but cannot pay taxes, that cannot be yours. So it means only rich people that time can gamble to take as big as the mountain.


So, final question, where those beggars came from?

The Final answer

In response with the final question, where are the beggars came from?

Actually, as of this moment, we really do not care, where they came from. The main purpose of this article, how to solve their problems in economic way? How we will return them to their precious land ownership?

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Luis G Asuncion

Comments

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 28, 2019:

I agree with you Angel. Thanks for commenting.

Angel Guzman from Joliet, Illinois on November 28, 2019:

There has been an income inequality problem that has been growing worse over the years. We are taught as young people if we work hard we can get ahead however you can be working fulltime and not have enough money for basic necessities. If society can not keep up it is up to the government to step in to regulate enough to not stifle business but enough so the average person can get by.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 25, 2019:

Yes, I agree with you, Mr. Happy. Rich people become more richer, while poor people become more poorer.

Mr. Happy from Toronto, Canada on November 25, 2019:

"Those businessman said they have some documents that they've owned those mountains." - Rich people own everything, You didn;t know that? (I'm being sarcastic.)

I think education is necessary and I know this is not going to go well with the Catholics but please use condoms. (Not You personally, I'm speaking in general.) The high increase in population is not good if we're not also building affordable housing, hospitals, schools, etc. That's how You get homeless people, when not enough affordable housing exists and the population keeps growing. Of course, some homeless people can also have psychological problems, or drug addiction problems but for the most part, it's just poverty: not being payed enough, or not having proper job opportunities and housing opportunities.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 25, 2019:

Thanks my son for the wide knowledge of observation.

Sam Asuncion on November 25, 2019:

There are too many beggars in the street because they are homeless. because the government are always want to demolish there house or if they are on the mountain government always want to have a dam or water reservation place. so they will go out and find a new home..........

not because they are poor they can't buy some items. one time while me and my family are in the bus I saw a beggar riding his own motorcycle. why I know that? because the bus conductr said there's a beggar riding his own motorcycle... the author of this article is my father... thanks for reading......

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 23, 2019:

Angels send it already Patricia because some of the beggars are not already in the street. Some of them had already a job from other stores nearby.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 21, 2019:

Thanks for commenting CE Clark.

First of all, I already read your article about Homeless. I've learned a lot. Then, second, I am a Christian, my heart pains when I see this kind of beggars.

C E Clark from North Texas on November 21, 2019:

Here, many of our poor people are homeless. More than half of all of our homeless people are over the age of 50. Nearly half have full time jobs.

We do not call them beggers if only because not everyone who is homeless begs or asks anyone for anything. When there are not enough jobs, or enough jobs that pay well to afford a place to live, then there will be homeless people.

I recommend that you read my article, 'Who Are the Homeless People of America.' Many of our homeless people work full time jobs, but do not make enough money to pay rent. We have a minimum pay law, but the minimum legal wage has not risen in many, many years, yet prices on everything have risen.

So long as a person is breathing and their heart continues to beat, they can fall on hard times. There are as many reasons for poverty as there are people living in it. I know homeless people who have university degrees, some advanced.

Our Lord Jesus Christ says we are to love and help one another. But perhaps you are not a Christian? It never pays to look down on another person who is struggling with their own problems just like you are struggling with yours. Everyone has challenges in their lives even if those challenges aren't financial.

From my observation here, no one who has ever known hardship or been dirt poor and homeless is ever put in charge of helping people in these situations. They always put someone in charge of solving the homeless problem who has never known poverty personally and never ever wanted for much of anything. Since these people running the programs for the poverty stricken have no real knowledge of that condition, how can they know the answers to ending it?

It takes someone with understanding of the homeless condition to understand what is needed to resolve it. I think everyone should be homeless for at least 5 years. They will learn a new perspective that cannot be learned from a book or an institution, and when true understanding comes, solutions to homelessness will also come.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 21, 2019:

Your closing questions are so important. How will this be resolved? It is indeed heartbreaking. Sending Angels to you and to those who are termed beggars. ps

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 20, 2019:

Truly Crisilda. Actually, I am not aware of there is any place in the Philippines who has no beggars.

Crisilda Payda on November 20, 2019:

In my province, Cebu, there are also lots of beggars along the streets.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 16, 2019:

Thanks for commenting Peggy. Yes, poverty is a worldwide problem.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 16, 2019:

It seems that this is a worldwide problem. Poverty does not have borders. A multifaceted approach to solving the problems of extreme poverty must be done to overcome the problem. Governments have some responsibility but so do individuals. Charitable organizations also fill many voids.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 16, 2019:

I agree that the government should be responsible about the beggars issue.

DreamerMeg from Northern Ireland on November 09, 2019:

In all cases, the government is responsible for the beggars. They are responsible in two ways, first, to ensure that all their citizens have the means to feed and house themselves. Secondly, to ensure that legislation and corruption do not allow people to steal the means of livelihood from those who are already living at subsistence levels. Those who till the land and can just about feed themselves and their families find it hard to overcome all the natural stresses, like weather and crop failures without having to fight against corrupt businesses looking to steal their land or poison it to make big profits.

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