With the way her legs are positioned and with how she holds the knife, the young Baguio City (246 kms. north of Manila) woman looks as though she’s performing a war dance. But no, she is just gathering watercress, a vegetable that grows on watery patches, from her backyard. She’ll be selling these in the Baguio City market for P20 ($0.42 based on a $1:P48.16 exchange rate) for every small bundle.
Photo by Ace Alegre / Bulatlat