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A few blocks away from the Cabañas' home in the Malate shopping area, Angelita Cabaña, buys a week's worth of rice for the photo shoot. Fortified storefronts are not unusual: most small sari-saris (variety/convenience shops, often just a window on the street) have similar rails, or bars, for security. Angelita's purchase is unusual: most people in this working-class area buy smaller amounts, handing in their money then getting their rice beneath the bars. Hungry Planet: What the World Eats (p. 238).

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A few blocks away from the Cabañas' home in the Malate shopping area, Angelita Cabaña, buys a week's worth of rice for the photo shoot. Fortified storefronts are not unusual: most small sari-saris (variety/convenience shops, often just a window on the street) have similar rails, or bars, for security. Angelita's purchase is unusual: most people in this working-class area buy smaller amounts, handing in their money then getting their rice beneath the bars. Hungry Planet: What the World Eats (p. 238).