The message here is fairly simple but brutal: the unemployment rate in the Philippines is so high (25% of the labor force) that labor becomes so cheap that instead of having “water sprinklers”, you pay a man to do the watering in a mall’s garden! An unemployed laborer will accept any work at any pay rate just to have a job to feed his starving family!
How much does a “watering man” receives in a day’s work? Roughly about Php200 or about US$5 a day! Yeah, the economy is booming… We have to tell this to the marines!