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Philippine artists and their jeepney canvases face extinction

By Cecil Morella  /  AFP, MANILA

“It’s a pleasing sight. It brings us back to a time and place that is no more,” De la Cruz said.

After raising four children on the pay earned painting, he now also creates canvases and makes storefront signs as a sideline.

He conceded that he could have a decent life without the jeepneys, but was heartbroken by the government’s decision.

“I would like to appeal to the authorities not to outlaw it,” De la Cruz said. “At times I cry quietly when I think about what is happening.”

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