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Fish Port, Lordes Duarte16‘47


Rosario was a fishing village before and the fish port plays still an important role in the local economy.

Yes 2 Life Foundation Inc.,15‘09

On the day when I visited the fish port I heard that a new initiative for an artificial coral reef was about to start in Rosario. Benjamin Tayag Jr. is the president of Yes2life Foundation Inc. who is in charge for this project, which is supported by the World Bank.

Rags From PEZA10‘24

The Community Production Center for doormat making is processing rags from garment factories in PEZA.

Scrap Wood From PEZA, Reynaldo04‘47


Reynaldo Cesa is processing scrap wood from a factory in the Cavite Economic Zone. His business is located in a neighboring town 30 minutes away from Rosario.

Landlady, Nenita Velasquez19’42


Nenita Velasquez is the landlady who rented an apartment to me. It was located in Tejero which is only a 5 minute walk away from the Cavite Economic Zone main gate. She is benefiting of the high housing demand since the population increased tremendously in Rosario since the Cavite Economic Zone started operations in 1990.

LPG Tricycle, Reynaldo Buhain03‘59


Reynaldo Buhayn runs the first tricycle in Rosario that is powered by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

Taho, Imelda Gaviola11‘29

Taho is a delicacy in the Philippines made from soy beans.

Carpenter, Jaime Bernardo16‘37


Jaime Bernardo is a carpenter in Rosario.

Ukay Ukay01’59

Ukay-Ukay literally means "dig in" in Cebuano and refers to one's search and manual selection of used clothing.


Tupada is a term for cockfighting events in the Philippines.

Funeral Assistance, Eric Miranda12‘09

The Funeral Assistance gives aid to the families of deceased Rosarians. Eric Miranda explains the system and brought me to a funeral that was held that day.

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