Homeless? Hopeless?

“We don’t have home, there’s no place for us, where are we going now?” Homeless and hopeless this two may differ in meanings but for the others they mean the same. In reality speaking 44% of our population is homeless and that Manila holds the most number of homeless people in the whole world where almost half of this population are children our future, the little minds that will rule us tomorrow. Homeless are actually good people who dreamed of a better future, people who seeks for opportunities trying to find their luck in this tangled city, a place that embodied into someone that they shouldn’t be. In the streets you can also find lost souls, teenagers and kids that runaway from their abusive homes trying to find who they really are, what their role in this world, and people who longed for affection and care they didn’t find in their own home. But they are all the same, clueless on how cruel the life on streets was and now they are our homeless people. This problem is a worldwide issue; it is fatal and is going worst. But we have hope!

Many of us are more fortunate than others to never have been in a situation when we are abandoned and have nowhere to go, no place to sleep, and nothing to eat. It is unfair for the homeless to feel unsecured and out of place on their own country, it is unfair for them to be a prisoner of their situation, to have limits on their own freedom when they are actually living on a free country. Not only do homeless people feel displaced in society, but they consistently feel like they are being out-casted and treated unfairly just because of their status, a label that this public placed them on. Many people including us believe that being a homeless is a choice and that these people have every opportunity to be a normal citizen. Moreover, a large percentage was born into poverty – a situation that was out of their control. Yes, it is tough for people to get back on the right track, and this when they need us, they are our brothers and thus brothers help each other.

Helping does not only mean giving them money, or food, helping is giving them hope and standing before their rights. I remember this proverb “Bigyan mo ng Isda ang isang tao at kakain siya ng isang araw.turuan mong mangisda ang isang tao at kakain siya habang buhay”

Why can’t we feed them with knowledge instead of food only, why can’t we teach them how to earn money instead of giving them penny? We should give them a chance and trust them. They should gain financial stability and this is achieve if and only if they’ll be provided with employment which will only be offered when this people get training on vocational skills of their job interest and this is why they need Education. Some of this people are victims of drugs they need to be treated, to be rehabilitated and not to be scared off, they should attain productive lifestyle to meet their social responsibilities. We shouldn’t be only relying on our Government because we ourselves should make a step, we can make change if we move as one. Millennial let’s make this world a better place to leave by studying hard, let’s be motivated by this people, tomorrow when we achieve our dreams let us help them to build and reach their own, because your success is their success.

You who is reading this let our homeless brother hear this “you can do anything to lift up your life from that situation, never be embarrassed of who you are today, stand up and be motivated, believe in yourself that someday you’ll be a homeless no more” . Let us be one and let us make them feel home, we are their saviour that carries the torch to light up their lives, let us be their hope. Things happen for a reason – although we are going through a rough ride with life, we should not let it stop us from believing in our dreams and making them happen. Our status in life must not be a hindrance for us to follow our dreams. I want to end my advocacy with this saying from Desmund Tutu, “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”

 

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An Advocacy by CIV151 The Beggars Group

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theranda69
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As time passed by, everyone changed, people are became selfish, and people lived in a very hard situation because of poverty. In our country, there are less fortunate people that are dying without any help of other individuals or government benefits, everybody has crime, corruption has become a way of life, and many of youth become a victim of drug abuse. Some of our fellow citizen obliged to leave our country to give a better future for their own family. Whereas, more Filipino people forgotten the importance of patriotism of our hero Dr. Jose Rizal before. And these are the… Read more »

deperaltascarlet
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Filipino people who don’t have home to live or place to fit in are very unfortunate and have a high chance to become rebellious or lose hope for them to survive in the society. Poverty is the one of the problem that we should solve because it affects our society and the people. People commit crime or do things that are not good because they don’t have money to pay for their foods and house. We should help them by giving things that will help them to survive in they every day life such as foods or clothes or a… Read more »

Moon Juhong
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Moon Juhong

The government should provide them who are homeless. they have a right to learn study. otherwise, we might make them be way to do bad things like getting drug, steal something. they need to get a lot of knowledge. that’s why they can work various field. they are our future. we need to change our social.

Celina A. Manalo
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Celina A. Manalo

This advocacy is really needed in the country as it is stated that majority of the population are homeless. This is to bring out of their mind that they’re not hopeless but rather they can make a change. Most of the poor people are already living in the reality that they can’t do what they want to do and they’re already hopeless. This advocacy is needed so we, ourselves can imply to them that they can still do what they dreamt of since most of the poor people have a dream of having a better life so they can get… Read more »

masbateescapade
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Nowadays, Some Filipino people are discriminating other people, who live in streets. I also see in live act, That the owner of the bakery shop corked a pail of water in the poor people who slept on the front of his bakery shop. For me, It is hurt the way the other people treat the homeless poor people.Instead of helping them, they treated it in a wrong way. This advocacy shows to me, that having a chance to help other’s in the way to stand to their feet and not rely on the money or food that the people give.… Read more »

fritzroquero
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Fortunate or unfortunate. Some would say they are unfortunate even though they have enough, without knowing some people are suffering having nothing. Poverty is one of the never-ending problems of our country, Philippines. As we walk through to the main cities with elegance and sparkling lights in the dark, we only focus on the lights in such darkness needs ours more. The darkness behind tells a lot that they need light as well, they need our attention, they need solution because they are unfortunate to have the opportunity to step on the academe, with so their knowledge are not enough… Read more »

asidrap
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Homeless and Hopeless. it differs on how people live, because some homeless still have their hope, and some hopeless still have they’re home. but the majority here in our country is those who are homeless which is also hopeless, in short POVERTY is the main problem here, it is one of the never ending problems on our country (philippines). One of the advocacy here in this site is about war on drugs which leads to EJK, there are war on streets everywhere, but why not fight other war like war on poverty. the president should not just focus about what… Read more »

urville angelo canuel
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Homeless and Hopeless. it differs on how people live, because some homeless still have their hope, and some hopeless still have they’re home. but the majority here in our country is those who are homeless which is also hopeless, in short POVERTY is the main problem here, it is one of the never ending problems on our country (philippines). One of the advocacy here in this site is about war on drugs which leads to EJK, there are war on streets everywhere, but why not fight other war like war on poverty. the president should not just focus about what… Read more »

ghldbln
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It doesn’t matter what city or town you visit in this country, at some point you have seen a homeless person. In most major cities, the downtown area has many homeless people walking around, and sometimes asking for money. When you see the homeless, it may make you feel uncomfortable. Some may question how these people allowed themselves to come to the point of homelessness. We rationalize our negative attitudes toward the homeless by saying they are probably drug addicts or alcoholics, so they brought this situation on themselves. There are probably a number of homeless people who are addicts… Read more »

SocAnthro
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From this advocacy, a lot of things happen in this situation and there is one thing we really know it is “POVERTY” and in fact, it has many in Manila. Some people in the province called it a place for start some new things to get a better job but in the end it became worthless. I connected this advocacy to myself because it may happen this again and again to everyone and i felt it bad to everyone as a concerned citizen. We must learn it to apply to everyone what you have been learned not just by your… Read more »

Siddig mahmoud
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Siddig mahmoud

There are homeless people all around us we live near them, see them almost every day. But how we can help them? Giving a small amount of money to the homeless isn’t the answer. They might spend it on the wrong priorities. However, we can build shelters around the world helping them to have a place to sleep at beside a streets and there’s too many ideas for help.”God Bless Them”

tuliao mariss
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tuliao mariss

Poverty and lack of education are the problem in our society and this are the reasons why philippines is not getting into progress.This problem affects our society and even thousands of families. It also lead to social problems like job opportunities, gap between poor and rich and corruption in the government. There are families who force their children to stop sending them in school because of the financial needs. Which they have no choice but to work at the younger age because they have responsibilities to help their family. I think the government should help the less fortunate people because… Read more »

Nicole Ann S. McCann
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Nicole Ann S. McCann

Poverty is the main problem in our society. Poverty is caused by three main things; Corruption (lack of good governance), Lack of education (poor quality) and a poor economy. Poverty affects everyone, Living in poverty is a horrible state to be in, for the individual will be lacking in essential aspects needed for life. Dr. Rizal will support this advocacy because we all know that Dr. Rizal has a good heart, He will not let other people suffer like this. If he is still alive, I know that Dr. Rizal would be the one who will lead us to help… Read more »

john nicole espiritu
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john nicole espiritu

as a filipino citizen its is hard for me to see how bad the or how bad are the leaders of this institution we paid taxes but still there are many beggar around the phillippines because of corruption. and as a student my message to our current president that give all what the pilipino citizens want because we deserve and we belong to this country

jacinto,mark aj
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jacinto,mark aj

more people become increasingly at risk of homelessness. People can become homeless for a variety of reasons. One reason may be because the person may have come from a poor family living in an already impoverished area. Another reason is because of poverty, which is a common reason as to why people become homeless. i will help them:)

Nathaniel Renegado
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Nathaniel Renegado

The organisational model of the fio. PSD includes a politically-representative, that exists and operates out of elective office of the shareholders, made up of the Chairman, from the Executive Committee and by the Board of Directors, and a technical-operational level guaranteed by the National Secretariat. PSD that coordinates and implements the work programme. The shareholders ‘ meeting, which meets at least twice a year, defines and approves work plan lines and checks the results; The President, the Executive Board and the Governing Council makes Executive through the National Secretariat, the cooperation of professionals and local contacts Partners fio. PSD that… Read more »

Adrianne Keith Domingo
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Adrianne Keith Domingo

It is bad to see people that just lying their body in a corner of a street and pass through them, I know I’m just a student who have plenty of dreams on my own but as I see them asking for money I have dream after I graduate and became successful in my career I’ll lend them a hand and help them I’ll let them a have a job for them to bring their life hopeful again.

Jacob A. Mangulabnan
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Jacob A. Mangulabnan

Its not good for our reputation for tourist destination to see homeless people in the street they’ve been walking through. The homeless people are so disturbing and they build house everywhere its not good to see the informal settlers to make the bridge and sidewalk as their homes. We cannot blame the government for the homeless people because many of them came from the province and choose to go to manila and there settle where they want. They also abuse the foreigners to give them some alms and foods. Many of them steal and hold up many things on the… Read more »

Jasper Estimada
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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela Education is a powerful driver of development and is one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty including homeless people and improving health, gender equality, peace, and stability. Republic Act 100198 also called No Homeless People in the Philippines AN act to provide for a comprehensive and continuing urban development and housing program for the homeless people. Directing the National Housing Authority, National Statistics office, Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Health, the Department of Environment… Read more »

Cortez, Nikole A.
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Cortez, Nikole A.

Republic of the Philippines Republic Act no. 801314 An act that provides a temporary shelter on Manila for those who had no place to stay at night. Section 1. Short Title. – This act shall be known as ” Temporary Home Act”. Section 2. This law shall provides a temporary facilities on Manila to those who had no place to stay at night. The facilities shall provides food, bedrooms and any other needs of a person. Section 3. The facilities shall be open upon 6pm to 6am only. The facilities shall occupy 100 persons only. It shall be managed by… Read more »

thecrazednewyorker
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Republic of the Philippines Republic Act 191309 An act securing shelter to those in dire need, by oublic establishments and public figures. Section 1. All public establishments (aside from evacuation centers of schools) shall provide shelter, via rooms (depending on the establishment) to shelterless people. This follows the following: A. The shelterless person shall contact the administration office of the establishment 12 hours prior to the stay. A permit shall be given to these people. B. The permit is the only legal document recognized. No permit, no stay. C. The establishment can only accomidate a number of people. The permit… Read more »

Edward L. Ceballos
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Edward L. Ceballos

Assignment FINALS FIN131 – CEBALLOS Advocacy: Homeless? Hopeless? Section 1. This Act shall be known as the “Adopt a homeless for a Day Act.” Section 2. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the State to mandate every five star hotels to adopt a poor people for a day and give an all-day free treatment with unlimited access to amenities of the hotel and eat in a eat-all-you-can buffet and provide sanctions for their commission. It shall be the policy of the State to monitor whether those restaurants are able to do this law. Section 3. All five… Read more »

PJ Castro
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PJ Castro

Republic Act 0610
“Give priorities to the homeless people”

Sec 1: This bill states that homeless person shall be the first to receive the “Libreng Pabahay Program” by government.

Sec 2: If there is no home for them yet, Catholic Churches, Barangay Halls and Orphanages shall adopt them and provide them foods and drinks for the meantime.

Sec 3: Any Catholic Churches, Barangay Halls or Orphanage who will violate this law shall fine PHP 20,000 on first warning and PHP 50,000 for the second and succeeding warnings.

Castro, Pauline Joy M.
CIV 151

Divina Dula
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Divina Dula

Dula, Divina A. CIV-151 RA.1548 Section 1. This Act shall be known as “Free Shelter for a Homeless” Section 2. The government should have a relocation for the homeless one, It states that the government will build a home for this person. It may not as an expense one but this house but it should be in a good condition. Must be near by in Schools, Works, Commercial Places & Churches Section 3. The water bill should be in minimum of 50 pesos and the electricity is re-loadable. Section 4.- In exchange for this the homeless should work for the… Read more »

ERIKA KEISHA R. BALIDAY
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Baliday, Erika Keisha R.
FIN131

RA. 0302

Sec.1 This act shall be known as “THE ACT OF KINDNESS”.

Sec.2 This propose that restaurants and fast food chains shall render their time effort and love to children and families who have been staying on the street.
Priorities would be the charitable institution of abandoned children, rehab centers and home for the aged.

CHRISTINA A. LABANG
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LABANG, CHRISTINA A. FIN131 Republic of the Philippines RA 2017 Section 1: This act shall be known as “Work and Temporary Shelter for Homeless Act” Section 2: This act is for those homeless individuals ages 30yrs old and above that has an ability to work and physically fit such as Construction Workers, Janitor, Guard and so on. In order to have a permanent house and in order to survive their daily living. The duration of temporary shelter is maximum 2yrs and 6months. Section 3: Any of the Government or DOLE official who will violate this law shall be punished amounting… Read more »

Akemi Galura
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Akemi Galura

GALURA, AKEMI CIV152 Republic act 0214 “If you caught on action in physical bullying and abusing people you can be able to be a prisoner” PUNISHMENT: If you are in the elementary and high school you will be able to go to DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development) in 6 months and If you are in the college above you will be a prison for 1 year with the person who watching, taking picture and video. “Everyone should have a drug test once a month to have evidences to the police to avoid extra judicial killing” PUNISHMENT: If you… Read more »

Akemi Galura
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Akemi Galura

GALURA, AKEMI CIV152 Republic act 0214 (SECTION 1) “If you caught on action in physical bullying and abusing people you can be able to be a prisoner” PUNISHMENT: If you are in the elementary and high school you will be able to go to DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development) in 6 months and If you are in the college above you will be a prison for 1 year with the person who watching, taking picture and video. (SECTION 2:) “Everyone should have a drug test once a month to have evidences to the police to avoid extra judicial… Read more »

PRINCESS DIMPLE S. LALATA
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LALATA, PRINCESS DIMPLE S.
FIN131

Republic Act 18351

Section 1: This act shall be known as “Help Homeless Children Act”

Section 2: This act state that Government should be responsible for the educational assistance of homeless children from ages 18 and above.

Section 3: This act shall be under DSWD. If proven that DSWD didn’t do their job and show support on this act they will be suspended in their position for at least 3 months and the donations that they are receiving will be disrupt.

VANESSA PASICOLAN
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VANESSA PASICOLAN

PASICOLAN, VANESSA M. FIN131 Republic Act 1221 Section 1: This act shall be known as “ASSESS THE HOMELESS ACT” – An act assuring government aid to those homeless people. Section 2: This act defines “government aid” by means of : -Taking homeless people in their own family in provinces – Government will provide free transportation and accomodation to those homeless people until they arrived in thier own provinces/towns. This prioritize those senior citizens and people with disability and applies also to any homeless person provided that they will comply with the terms and conditions. -Provide a temporary relocation to the… Read more »

Hannah Quennie Tubera
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Hannah Quennie Tubera

Republic Act 2607 Section 1: This Act shall be known as “Anti-Homelessness Act of 2017”. Section 2: This law is intended to send homeless people to homeless shelters or in any available government establishments compulsively. While they are staying in homeless shelters, there will be programs/counselings that can help them to start a new life and a way for living.There will also be restrictions in all public areas in which sleeping are allowed. Section 3: It shall be the official duty of the local government units to create a committee to take charge of monitoring and seeking homeless people in… Read more »

Hannah Quennie Tubera
Guest
Hannah Quennie Tubera

Hannah Quennie Tubera from FIN 131

King Richmond B. Domingo
Guest
King Richmond B. Domingo

RA 896

This law states that homeless people and families shall be turned in to the DSWD and shall be given a nice home that is for the homeless citizens of the country.

Domingo, King Richmond B.
CIV151

Clariza Caidoy
Guest
Clariza Caidoy

CAIDOY, CLARIZA
FIN131

Republic Act. No. 1122
HOME FOR THE POOREST ACT
This law states that any municipality shall provide living quarters for the homeless. They will stay for 7 days with a complete accommodation. If the municipality violates this bill they shall penalize of 10,000 pesos.

mike par
Guest

RA 1982 free housing and education for the poor act

Article I. the law states that the government must provide a very own housing for the poor. av course having shelter isn’t enough but having the capability to be dependent depends on the knowledge they acquire.

Violation: any government office from any place in the Philippines must obey this anyone proven guilty of disobeying this law will pay the amount of it tho national bank of the Philippine where with the money they will fund the completion of the project.

aron joshua d. malabanan
Guest
aron joshua d. malabanan

MALABANAN, ARON JOSHUA D.
CIV151

2. RA NO. 2108 (HOUSING PROJECT ACT OF 2017)

SECTION 1 – this act states that the government shall provide shelters for homeless people. Homeless people shall live in a comfortable, not luxurious house. Through this act, no person shall no longer stay and sleep in sidewalks and under the bridges in the cities.

SECTION 2 – any individual responsible for violating this act shall be fined 20,000 php.

Quennie Estrella
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Quennie Estrella

Republic Act 0932 SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE HOMELESS ACT This is an act which provides full scholarship to those homeless individuals. Section 1: The applicant must be a certified homeless, with pleasing personality and should certified in having a good moral character. Section 2: The applicant shall be asked to fill out certain documents and shall undergo exams and interviews to further assess qualifications. Section 3: The applicant must enjoy the following benefits: a. Full tuition fee (graduation, installment and NUSSC fees are not included) b. Allowance per school year. Approximately 50,000 php. c. Monthly grocery showcase and a trip to… Read more »

Marc Dalida
Guest
Marc Dalida

CIV151

Republic of the Philippines
Republic Act 10002

Section 1: This act shall be known as “Homeless people safety act”
Section 2: Families that are homeless must be at DSWD’s care for safety of the family members until the time of their relocating.
Section 2: Informal settler must be relocated to relocation sites provided by the government provided with livelihood programs.

Dalida, Marc Christian M.
CIV151

Johnry Guillema
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Johnry Guillema

Shelter Act of 2017 Repuvlic Act 030509 Section 1. This act should provide shelter and other assistance for the poor and no family beggar in the street . Section 2, This act should should provide facilities to the beggar. The goverment shall provide a facilities where the beggar have a food to eat and shelter to sleep but in exchange of this , the beggar should work for day like watering and planting plants, dweeping the street, paint the walls , and others maintainance activity. The beggar that age is 50 years old and above should stay at the facilities… Read more »

ghyrvy
Guest

Caballero, Ghyrvy B. CIV 151 Republika Blg. 87000 Batas na nag bibigay pansin sa mga pamilyang walang matirahan. Section 1. Pamagat: Ang batas na ito ay tatawaging “Job For Homeless Act of 2017”. Section 2. Pagpapahayag ng patakaran: Ang batas na ito ay nag lalayun na mabigyan pansin at matulonggan ang mga pamilyang walang matirahan. Ang batas na ito ay sumusuporta din para matogunan ang mga kahirapan ng ating mga kababayan. Ang batas na ito ay nagbubukas din ng opportunidad para sa mga Homeless na mag karoon ng trabahong marangal. Sa pamamagitan ng batas na ito tataas ang mga bilang… Read more »

aron joshua d. malabanan
Guest
aron joshua d. malabanan

MALABANAN, ARON JOSHUA D.
CIV 151

2. RA NO. 161216 (NO PAIN NO GAIN ACT OF 2017)

SECTION 1 – This act states that every homeless people shall be divided according to their genders to render service for public purposes depending on their physical strengths. Every homeless male person shall be offered by each Barangay to serve as a “Barangay Tanod” or security guard and even garbage collector while every female homeless person shall serve in community activities such as street sweeping.

ghyrvy
Guest

* Republika Blg. 1014 (not Republika Blg. 87000)

Mark Angelo
Guest
Mark Angelo

RA 143

Section 1: this act shall be known as “House Mo To”

Section 2:one of the most important thing for a persons life is to have a shelter.

Section 3:this law states that the goverment will conduct a housing project for the homeless

Eldrin James Gonzales
Guest
Eldrin James Gonzales

RA 24315

Sec 1. This bill states that all the local government should have a reserve houses for the homeless people or family.

Sec2. The local government official incharge who does not reserve houses for homeless people will be fine of 15,000PHP.

Sec3. All homeless person who are in the reserve house with ages 15-39 should serve the community by being street sweeper and more.

Gonzales, Eldrin James N.
CIV151

Jeniña B. San Juan
Guest
Jeniña B. San Juan

Job for Homeless Law No. 052997
– this law is about giving a job for the homeless. The government are the one who will provide job for them. To atleast rent a small house and afford a food.

Kathleen Amparo
Guest
Kathleen Amparo

KATHLEEN AMPARO
CIV 151

Section 1: RA 2021 This is act shall be know as the “Informal Settler’s Medication Act of 2017”

Section 2: This will provide the shelter and medicine for the elders ranging to 60 years and up especially with health issues like cancer, tuberculosis, and other extreme illnesses. The government will provide a 100% free medical expenses of the patient and free medical checkup.

Section 3: Failure to provide service for the patient will pay a fine of P50,000 and 5 years of imprisonment

thecritique2017
Guest

MEG CASTILLO FIN131 Republic Act 2016 Money For The Poor (Not an actual law) The thing is nowadays in our country we see the homeless as hopeless but it’s not true.In other countries they use the homeless people as an advantage they give them jobs.This law states that: 1. All the homeless people will work in the agricultural industry. 2.They will not be given money, but the following: 2.1 The government will provide them shelter 2.2 Every month they will be give an amount by Jollibee, Mcdo, and KFC certain amount of money so they can eat there 2.3 Educational… Read more »