The scarcity of employment and educational opportunities within the rural areas of the Philippines has driven countless families to gamble their luck in bigger cities. In this video, we talked to three restaurant workers who shared their stories of struggle and survival amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Paul Mart Matangcas
Paul Mart Jeyand J. Matangcas (he/him) teaches communication courses at the Davao Oriental State University while pursuing a master's degree at the University of the Philippines with a research focus on peacebuilding and reporting conflict. He is also a writer, podcaster, and filmmaker based in Mati, Davao Oriental, Philippines.