- The spread of COVID-19 across the globe has caused a serious crisis as it led to people losing their jobs
- In July 2020, more than 86,000 Overseas Filipino Workers have been repatriated due to the deadly virus
- Among those who lost their job is Rain Paul Cervantes who was once a cruise ship chef for three years
- Following this news, Rain has now opted to become an ambulant vendor to earn money amid the pandemic
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Due to the spread of coronavirus across the globe, various governments have been forced to ban flights and close businesses to prevent the spread of the virus.
Among the main issues brought about by the pandemic is unemployment.
In a report done by Inquirer (authored by Daphne Galvez), more than 86,000 Overseas Filipino Workers have been repatriated due to the coronavirus.
Following this news, KAMI learned that a former OFW chef has recently been making headlines after he lost his job and opted to sell food on the streets as a new source of income amid the pandemic.
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According to the report done by Manal Sugadol on GMA-7's 'Stand For Truth', Rain Paul Cervantes, who was previously a cruise ship chef, is now an ambulant vendor.
“Sa una po talagang aaminin ko nahiya po talaga ako na ganito yung ginagawa ko na dati isa akong chef sa barko tapos nang nangyari yung ganito.
"Diyan na lang po ako sa labas, nagtitinda, marami pong nakatingin na bakit naging ganyan,” Rain shared.
Furthermore, in the report done by The Filipino Times, Rain revealed that being an ambulant vendor is not his only source of income.
“So naisipan ko po na mag negosyo muna po ng paglalako ng isda. Pero hindi lang po yun yung naging isang negosyo ko na pang-tawid sa pandemya ngayon habang wala pang trabaho.
"Nag-titinda rin po ako ng almusal sa umaga, ulam sa tanghali, tsaka nag ba-barbeque po ako sa hapon,” he said.
Among his eight siblings, only Rain was able to finish his studies which made him the breadwinner of his family as his father had already passed away when he was still a child.
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