Special Report: A Not-So-Bright Christmas

Dec. 24, 2005

Davaoeos, like most Filipinos, are now feeling the pinch of the high cost of commodities. Many cant afford to celebrate Christmas the way they used to.

The times are so hard, we hardly sell anything, two fruit vendors cried in unison when asked about their sales this week just a few hours before dusk. “Weve been here since morning begging customers to buy but look at what weve got,” one of the vendors, Jocelyn Salermo, said, pointing to her box of unsold apples she sells for 10 pesos a piece.

Read this special report.

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