BAGUIO CITY – Her name is Ina Ubayyen and she claims to be 100 years old. She smokes her native tobacco as she waits for the next tourist to either to take her picture or rent her highland head gear for a photograph for only P5 ($0.09).
Setting up shop in front of the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto here (246 kilometers from Manila), she hopes that her “business” peaks from Christmas to summer even if the dire economic situation seems to discourage most Filipinos from vacationing at the country’s so-called summer capital. (Bulatlat.com)
Photo by Ace Alegre / Bulatlat