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In typhoon's wake, Philippine farming town prays for relief

Families scour devastated lands for food even as threat of another natural disaster looms

Ms Precy Apalisok, 70, was spotted at 8am in Damurog district in Alcala town sifting through a field of twisted, splintered stalks for corn cobs she can dust off and sell.

If she is lucky, a trader will pay 120 pesos (S$3.10) for her two-hour labour, which fills up half a sack.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 30, 2018, with the headline 'In typhoon's wake, Philippine farming town prays for relief'. Print Edition | Subscribe