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originally posted by: stirling
Suffer the little children to come unto me....and ill jail their homeless little asses!
Way to go Popee!
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: Philippines
PASAY aims to remove children working for begging syndicates in the streets before the Pope’s visit later this month, a city official said Friday.
Pasay Social Welfare Department head Rosalinda Orobia told the ManilaStandard the move would prevent the syndicates from taking advantage of the papal visit.
“They know the Pope cares about poor kids, and they will take advantage of that,” Orobia said of the syndicates.
Orobia said the city government has been conducting regular operations to weed out syndicates from legitimate groups providing shelter to children who were abandoned by their parents and were begging in the streets.
Is a "begging syndicate" exactly what it sounds like? An organized criminal group that essentially "pimps" the poor? There seem to be a lot of wrinkles on both sides here...