A few months ago, these photos with caption “poging manililimos” (good-looking beggar) went viral in Facebook and other social media sites. It went viral because of the beggar’s good looks which could land him in show business and perhaps get him out of poverty. But do you know that the photos were taken in Cagayan de Oro City?
After taking a closer look at the photos, you can identify the building in the background is that of Centrio Mall. This photo was taken at the mall’s Capt. Vicente Roa Street entrance.
Even the taxi in the background had its operator’s address stated as Kauswagan, CDOC.
You can also see the Centrio logo on the tarp hanging in the background.
The photos drew mixed reactions among netizens some calling it a hoax or a publicity stunt while others believed it was part of a social experiment. Nevertheless, it is now known the boy is from Cagayan de Oro.
photo credits to the owner