Efren Cornessa, 61, a former sugar cane labourer, now sweeps the streets of Talisay City every morning between 4am and 6am. Photo: Karim Raslan

Down and out in Bacolod: Philippines’ rural poor wait for Duterte to deliver

Proud labourers in sugar cane country are being forced out of their homes, still waiting for President Rodrigo Duterte’s promises of more help to bear fruit

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Efren Cornessa, 61, a former sugar cane labourer, now sweeps the streets of Talisay City every morning between 4am and 6am. Photo: Karim Raslan
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