LABOR OF LOVE. This balloon vendor shows purity of labor by valuing his job for his family’s survival. (Photo by Aries N. Oliveros)
Purity comes from within. It is the human quality that reflects the existence of decency. The same purity applies to a person whose intention to earn money is to support his family through decent labor. This balloon vendor who sells his product along Manila Bay possesses purity of labor. He works earnestly under the scorching heat of the sun and shares the very little earning he has with his wife to buy food for their children. With faith that keeps him safe in a day’s struggle for survival, he does this daily act of purity to make both ends meet.