Jesus Abelarde Jr. is a tricycle driver at Katipunan avenue in Quezon City of Metro Manila. A man with full of life often gets depressed while facing the rude reality of his struggle. At the age of 52 he still dreams of a better job and a better life. A story by Zobaer Ahmed.
A tricycle driver earns $12 to $14 USD per 12-hour day – just barely enough also to cover the skyrocketing prices of gasoline, food, electricity and water.
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