Mark Casipi, 27, sells charcoal in Davao City’s Bangkerohan Public Market for 13 years now. Casipi says it is hard to earn during the months of September to December as the business is affected by the rainy season. He sells 10 to 15 sacks of charcoal per day and earns P4 per kilo. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Workers like Casipi risk having pulmonary ailments as they can breathe in fine charcoal dust. They also face the danger of fire accidents that come with the goods that they sell. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
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