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MANILA, Philippines -- Jhong has been selling junk food and bottled water to commuters and passersby near the UN Avenue station of Light Rail Transit in Manila for nearly 11 years.


Jhong would be vending for 24 hours daily to earn between P8,000 to P9,000 which he considered enough to bring food to the table for his family.


That was until the government carried out a road clearing program…