This is what this foreigner trying to discover when he tried to live penniless in Manila fir a day. He surrendered his belongings including money and wallet. and relied on people’s generosity.
When he needs water he approached a guy who immediately offered him a drink they were both Muslims. He also approached people for food. A guy who just employed that day after being unemployed for a while pay for his $1.30 worth of meal.
Finally he also tried to see if there’s someone was willing to offer him accomodation since he checked out of his hotel.
He noted how it was much easier to get help from people because he was a foreigner. He said it would been harder if the stranger ask for help was a fellow Filipino. Despite this apparent racism he still consider the help he received.