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(Video) PCF CNN Report – Pagpag

Published on Jun 1, 2012 by Ring Pull

CNN news report on the work of PCF – Philippine Community Fund.
Smokey Mountain rubbish dump Manila – Philippines.

Report following the ‘pagpag’ lady, selling chicken scraps thrown out by restaurants as food to many families living in slums.

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(Video) Reports on Efforts to Control the Philippine Birth Rate

Published on May 1, 2012 by CNN

CNN’s Anna Coren reports on efforts to control the birth rate in the Philippines.

(Video) ‘Garbage Chicken’ a Grim Staple for Manila’s Poor

By Kyung Lah, CNN
updated 11:15 PM EDT, Mon April 30, 2012
CNN.com

(CNN) — Felipa Fabon waits outside a local fried chicken restaurant in Manila. Crouching near to feral cats and rubbish bins, she isn’t there to meet friends for dinner but to search through the diner’s trash bags.

“I’m sorting the garbage, looking for ‘pagpag’,” she says.

In Tagalog “pagpag” means the dust you shake off your clothing or carpet, but in Fabon’s poverty- stricken world, it means chicken pulled from the trash.

Pagpag is the product of a hidden food system for the urban poor that exists on the leftovers of the city’s middle class.
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