Emilia, 43, has been selling food since she was 18, when her mother passed away and her father married again, so she had to find ways to survive. It is by selling food that she’s also able to support her three daughters, considering that since her driver is “only” a driver, he doesn’t earn much.
“Mahirap din ang buhay (Life can be hard), ” she said.
But she said one has to always think positive.
In her case, for instance, as soon as her eldest daughter finished college, she immediately married. So Emilia lost a possible source of support.
“Tingnan na lang ang maganda sa buhay para bawas dusa (Just look at the positive in life to lessen hardships),” she ended.