The Old Lady of the Corner


She is a familiar sight at Gilmore St. corner E. Rodriguez Ave. in Quezon City (Philippines) asking for alms. Some of the motorists who passed by give her food and water… But I think she prefers coins and bills as I saw her throwing some food away.

Just in case you pass by this corner, the old lady of the corner will surely be there extending her hands to ask for coins…

But she is not alone, the number of beggars or “urban poor”, as we call it, continue to grow as our corrupt public officials continue to get richer!

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