The recent trending YouTube vlog of Ivana Alawi received negative comments

Actress-vlogger Ivana Alawi did a beggar prank for her vlog content on YouTube with the aim to donate money to poor people but this did not sit well with many netizens.

Once again, Ivana’s vlog easily reached one million views just a few hours after it premiered. Her recent vlog in which she pretended to be a beggar and asking money on the street, as of the writing, now has 13 million views. She gave 1000 times the amount that a person gave her as “limos”.

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📷: @ivanaalawi IG

Many netizens lauded the young actress for giving back to the people, especially to the less fortunate. However, there were those who attacked her pointing out the Presidential Decree 1563 or the Anti-Mendicancy Law of 1978, signed by President Ferdinand E. Marcos, based on the article in The Philippine Star.

Netizens commented negatively against the vlog on the social media post of Philstar about this. Reportedly, those netizens said that Ivana Alawi was promoting begging on the street which the law prohibits.

“Presidential Decree No. 1563. Ano ang batas na ito? Ayon sa batas na ito, mahigpit na ipinagbabawal ang PAMAMALIMOS AT MAGPALIMOS,” netizen Adam Walker wrote.

Ivana Alawi
Photo grabbed on IG

Another netizen, Jethro Salamo, elaborated the said law and added that it is also prohibited that people would give alms to beggars or religious organizations asking donations on the streets. For Salama, what Ivana did has created a misconception that begging is just normal.

In addition to this, there were also netizens who slammed Ivana Alawi for allegedly using this kind of content in order to earn more money.

Tapos 10 million views sa YouTube. Tiba2x rin si Ivana. Nasa 1 million pesos din ang kikitain nya sa ad revenue sa video na ‘yun,” netizen Aries Albores commented.  

On the other hand, many netizens also came to the rescue and defended the actress-vlogger.

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