It is not in the culture of Boracay Atis to beg. This was what Delsa Justo, clarified.
Justo is the Chieftain of Boracay Atis at Sitio Tulubhan, Manoc-Manoc village. She clarified the matter since allegedly their group is usually mistaken to be going around and begging in Boracay Island.
In an interview with Justo, she explained that even in the past, even if they would eat just once or twice a day, they endure.
According to her, they never thought of begging since they work, they catch fish, they plant- in order to live and support their family.
During the month of December, natives appear unexpectedly at the front beach of Boracay and set up a place to sleep and go begging.
Although Justo does not know where the natives come from, she emphasized that they are not Boracay Atis since it is not their way to just wander.
She hoped that this would also be realized by the Local Government.
The Social Welfare and the Police of Boracay had admitted that the natives who beg, like the Badjaos, are not Boracay Atis.