MANILA: Lex Burke, a businessman, often travels to the Philippines from his home in the UK.
With that in mind I thought I’d share another aspect of scamming: bargirls.“Bargirl” is basically another name for prostitute in the Philippines.
Conversation however, soon turned to requests for money.
He was touched by the women’s stories of poverty and struggle, and donated money to a number of his new-found friends.
Several other women he helped have failed to show up for meetings with him and others are no longer contactable."It’s very easy to say don’t give, but when these people tell some of these very heart-touching stories.
If it's true you’re going to have a bad conscience if you could help,” said Mr Burke.