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“Some of them are able to go to work because they moved in with relatives,” he said. “Some have only the clothes on their backs. So we are contributing used clothes and things so they can continue to work.”

He said the factory, which normally produces 1 million cans a day, was down to half-capacity, with a 50 percent workforce.

• Associated Press writers Jim Gomez, Teresa Cerojano and Hrvoje Hranjski in Manila contributed to this article.