This Sunday (March 21) on “The Atom Araullo Specials,” join Atom Araullo as he learns more about hunger in the Philippines in the midst of the pandemic.
It has been more than a year since the coronavirus disease has tremendously impacted the world, killing both people and sources of livelihood.
With the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country, Filipino families are fighting to survive each day. And due to price hikes of some basic commodities, even those who are living a decent life before are now experiencing hunger.
In this documentary, Atom meets the people in the metro such as the residents of Aroma, Tondo who are dependent on eating “pagpag” or food scraps. After the closure of restaurants and junk shops due to the lockdown, the search for leftover food from the garbage became hard. In Caloocan, one of the sources of food for starving families is catching gurami fish from gutters or streams near their homes.
Ironically, farmers and fisherfolk in Camarines Norte who are feeding the country are now experiencing extreme hunger. Atom gets to know some community leaders and leaders of organizations who launched sustainable solutions to eradicate hunger in the country.