Myrna Salazar collects pagpag at Joe’s Junk Shop in Payatas. Photo: SCMP Pictures

In Philippine slums, meat scavenged from dumpsters feeds those short of meals and hope

  • Consuming pagpag leads to stunted growth in children, and heightens the risk of acquiring hepatitis A, cholera and typhoid
  • Despite the government’s incremental success at reducing poverty, eating and selling pagpag is a way of life in slums like Payatas
Topic |   The Philippines

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Myrna Salazar collects pagpag at Joe’s Junk Shop in Payatas. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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