Image of Asia: Eating pagpag in celebration of pope's visit

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Posted: Jan 13, 2015 7:42 AM
Image of Asia: Eating pagpag in celebration of pope's visit

In this photo by Bullit Marquez, residents of the Payatas garbage dumpsite in suburban Quezon city eat meals of "pagpag" prepared Tuesday in celebration of Pope Francis's upcoming visit to the Philippines. Pagpag dishes are made from restaurant leftovers and are often eaten by the poorest Filipinos. Groups representing the urban poor in the community north of Manila prepared the feast as a symbol of their suffering. The groups say in a statement that the residents are hoping for Pope Francis to take notice of their plight when he meets President Benigno Aquino III.