Davao kids asking for Christmas presents

These children roaming the streets of Davao City are a common sight during the holidays, asking strangers for money or Christmas presents. While officials say Davao’s economy has improved over the years, poverty is still common in the city, with thousands of residents — like these children — living in the slums, hardly getting by.

(davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)

Davao kids asking for Christmas presents

This child puts herself in danger by begging in the busy streets of Davao.(davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)

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