Peeling garlic is helping some Tondo residents survive the COVID-19 lockdown

in Metro Manila

Manual peeling like what Lacosta does  — using small cutter blades — is painful on the hands, and the pay is small — P70 pesos for every 14 kilos of peeled garlic — but it’s the only source of income that she can have as jobs are hard to come by in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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