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Magtahong ay ‘di biro: What it’s like to be a mussel farmer

The cultivation of mussels (tahong) in the country started in Bacoor Bay in the towns of Bacoor and Kawit in Cavite. Operations were generally small-farm and family business. Glenda Hingada, a tahong farmer for 15 years from Kawit, shares how hard it is to cultivate mussels and how it provides livelihood to many fishermen and their families.