A delivery workers pictured in Makati, the Philippines, on May 1. Photo: Xinhua

In the Philippines, shopping for strangers offers gig workers a pandemic lifeline

  • Personal shopper, or ‘pabili’, services are not new to the Philippines, but demand for them has taken off since Luzon’s coronavirus lockdown
  • They have become an alternative source of income for everyone from out-of-work taxi drivers to web developers and former restaurant owners
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic: All stories
A delivery workers pictured in Makati, the Philippines, on May 1. Photo: Xinhua
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