The Philippines is home to some of the world’s most destitute people, yet its government has long ignored the plight of the country’s poorest citizens.
In 2015, the government banned food trucks and ordered all restaurants to close for five days, forcing some of them to close completely.
As of now, food trucks are still operating in the country, with restaurants still serving food, though some are now turning to self-serve outlets.
The first of these food trucks is called “Food Truck Heaven,” which opened in December 2017.
This new food truck offers meals to the hungry in the capital, Manila, and in the surrounding regions of Baguio and Lanao del Norte.
Food trucks are now an essential part of the Philippine economy, and they are an effective way to reach people who otherwise may not be able to afford to go to restaurants for meals.
In an interview with The Verge, food truck founder and CEO John Travia explained that the Philippine government had a “very low” standard for food trucks.
“It was kind of like they didn’t even recognize us as a food truck because we weren’t allowed to drive a car, we weren