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Wayback when, here are the jobs your great-great-grandparents might have done during those ancient times that I bet you didn't know a...
Wayback when, here are the jobs your great-great-grandparents might have done during those ancient times that I bet you didn't know and would find interesting.
1. Horse tam driver
This was first introduced to Manila when the Compañía de los Tranvías de Filipinas, owned by Jacobo Zóbel Zangróniz and his partners, was given the right to operate the first tramcar service in the city capital. These horse-pulled tranvias could accommodate 12 to 14 people, all evenly distributed on both sides to avoid the streetcar from toppling over.
Back in the days where MRT and LRT didn't exist, these forces made transport possible for the masses!
2. Farolero (lamp-lighter)
Lights surround and illuminate the streets back in Manila before and so every twilight, the faroleros' job was to lit the lamps using kerosene as they go about holding their collapsible "bangko-labo" ("lobo", a corruption of "globo", spherical glass dome lamps) to shed light onto the lamps. It was their task to maintain the street lights until it became obsolete in 1890.
3. Umalohokan (town crier)
They were the old version of broadcasters.
To secure peace and order, the pre-colonial chieftain of a barangay is to enact laws. Then, the umalohokans are tasked to announce it publicly to communities.
This person will make rounds in the barangays to tell news and laws.
4. Grabador ng Plato't Baso (Tableware engraver)
Holding their small jeweler's chisels and hammers in their hands, services like etching and engraving are their fortes.
To identify family tableware such as precious porcelains, the grabador will put dots to form letters or initials on them.
5. Garrote executioner
Garrote as one of the several methods for capital punishment brought by our Spanish colonizers, criminals and convicted enemies will then suffer death on the hands of the garrote executioners.
This method became notorious after the historic GOMBURZA.
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6. Lechero (Milkmaid or Milkmen)
Fresh milk from carabaos are the lecheros famous products, dispensed from metal pitchers, earthenware crocks or from dried gourds.
These milkmaids gets paid monthly as they carry their jars on their heads. Filipinas were the most popular milkmaids for their proffesionalism, punctuality, and speed.
7. Limpia Botas (Shoeshine boys)
In the 1930's to the 1960's, street boys in the Philippines earn their way to life with shining shoes.
Thanks to the invention of shoe polish in the early 20th century, shoeshine boys would be found in the city's commercial areas like Ermita, where most people gather.
8. Apuntador ng sarswela (Zarzuela prompter)
We all know the theater play "Sarsuela" that goes from one to five acts
featuring singing and dancing.
Holding scripts, the apuntadors coaches the actors with their lines, with a "concha" (conch shell) to direct them.
9. Lagarista (Film Reel Courier)
Back when digital films are not yet introduced to Philippines, movies were showed on shot on rolls of film acetate.
Lagaristas ride their bikes everyday to be able to quickly navigate the city roads for the timely delivery of the film rolls, rain or shine.
They would pick up and deliver film to various movie houses.