16 January 2011

Poisonous Goods Sold Outside the Santo Niño de Tondo Church

Ambulant vendors sell unlabelled and unregistered silver jewelry cleaners for P25 for big and P15 for small bottles in Ylaya Street, a stone’s throw away from the Santo Niño de Tondo Church in Manila. Ylaya Street became “famous” last year when a thirsty two-year old boy, Manny Bacani, died due to the accidental ingestion of the poisonous cleaning solution on December 15 while his parents were busy buying silver accessories from a shop along the lane.

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