Category: charity

GK’s Tony Meloto meltdown

Katrina S.S.

I was never sold on Gawad Kalinga. I’ve always equated it with a specific kind of religiosity that to me reeked of conservatism. I also always thought that it became a convenient way to do Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for many-a-Pinoy company: go build houses, get a tax shield!

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Satur Sulit

when lying and stealing are the order of the day
their taxes to government people don’t like to pay
come time to cough up for the sake of civility
they don’t give to government, they give it to charity

alms and donations, free missions and foundations
sweepstakes, fundraisers, now gameshows are the fashion
charity as entertainment, just line up the needy
cold cash and goodies, but only to the lucky

it’s all tax deductible, that is the beauty of it
in the name of the poor the rich are forgiven it
while government sleeps enjoying the subsidies
content with satisfying its sponsors’ necessities