The water beggers of Cebu

When we went to see the boat precession for Sinulog we found that there are a lot of beggers who live in boats. Along the way. How they make money is by people throwing coins into the water and they will dive for the money. Its only when you see things like this you realise how poor some people really are. They originally come from Mindanao they are often referred to as “Badjao”.

They not only go begging in the boat but its also home. I would be interested in hearing more and the “Badjao” and why they ended up in Cebu begging so if anyone has more information please share.