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This is so crazy.....

Manila builds wall to hide poor from anti-poverty group

Nothing to see here, folks, move along now. That's the message the capital of the Philippines is sending as it builds a temporary wall to keep a massive slum hidden from view. Government officials are trying to conceal the urban squalor from delegates who are in town to attend a conference on -- wait for it -- fighting poverty. A presidential spokesman says, "Any country will do a little fixing up before a guest comes," adding, "we are not trying to keep the poor out of the picture." Funny, it seems like that's exactly what's going on.

I find this so strange. 


Asked by booklover545 at 8:35 AM on May. 4, 2012 in Politics & Current Events

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  • So they have the funds to build a wall but not to help their poor......hmmmmm

    Answer by meriana at 9:27 AM on May. 4, 2012

  • The poor are always marginalized and placed on the fringes of society, unfortunately.

    Answer by BrawnwynII at 8:37 AM on May. 4, 2012

  • I have a friend from Manila and from how she's described it, that's going to have to be one massive wall to hide the poverty that is so prevalent there.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 9:24 AM on May. 4, 2012

  • Manila is nasty. It's really sad.

    Answer by Ludvik_Smith at 9:32 AM on May. 4, 2012