Pagpag , 2012

Seventy-year-old Perla is a “pagpag” (garbage food) vendor, barely eking out a living by finding leftover food at the dump and re-selling it. Since foreign couples who have trouble adopting via other means will pay big money to adopt a child unofficially, Perla coaches her orphaned granddaughter Rose on her “audition,” hoping the child will charm a visiting couple.

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