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Lyn-Lyn of Digos: Look for the good in life

Lyn-Lyn’s capital reaches P400 per day, but earnings vary depending on season. At times, she said, “paulan ko pero way kita (I brave the bad weather, but I still don’t earn anything.” Alas, she said, this is life for “pobreng tawo (poor people)” like them.

Lyn-Lyn, 51, makes a living selling #bibingka on the main road of #Digos City, south of #Davao. It’s a “hard, hard life,” she said, but it’s “kinahanglan (needed).”

This is because her husband already passed away, and so she has to support their seven kids on her own, admittedly not an easy task.

Her capital reaches P400 per day, but earnings vary depending on season. At times, she said, “paulan ko pero way kita (I brave the bad weather, but I still don’t earn anything.” Alas, she said, this is life for “pobreng tawo (poor people)” like them.

Lyn-Lyn still tries to find some good in life. “Katindog pa man ta (I can still get up every morning, still stand on my own two feet),” she said, so that “di pud ta ka-reklamo (I shouldn’t really be complaining).” – WITH MARK ANGELO C. TAN

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