HomeMST Reviewvol. 19 no. 2 (2017)

The Pedicab Drivers’ Daily Transgressions: Struggles for Provision and Care

Ferdinand D. Dagmang | Dalmacito A. Cordero Jr



Through a series of interviews and direct observation of behavioral patterns and geographical setting, this paper presents three selected pedicab drivers’ personal struggles and other experiences in life. The gathered data/narratives are 1) examined using the sociological concepts of agency/motivation and structure and 2) further read in the light of Gaudium et spes’ understanding of the double effect of human creations. Learning about the pedicab drivers’ narratives gives a more informed view about human behavior in the face of structures that work more for some but less for others.