Marites Arendain working at home. Photo: Geela Garcia Marites Arendain working at home. Photo: Geela Garcia
Marites Arendain working at home. Photo: Geela Garcia

The garlic peelers of Manila: under the skin of the Philippines’ informal economy

  • It’s a key ingredient in Filipino cuisine, but the large chains and companies that use it benefit from underpaid workers with little to no legal protection
  • A proposed new bill looks to establish formal rights for those in the shadow economy, but it’s still a long road to a fair wage

Topic |   The Philippines
Marites Arendain working at home. Photo: Geela Garcia Marites Arendain working at home. Photo: Geela Garcia
Marites Arendain working at home. Photo: Geela Garcia
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