YEAR OF THE RAT

Some stores along Ongpin St. in Sta. Cruz, Manila put on display lucky charms, particularly mouse figurines in different sizes, ready to welcome 2020 which is Year of the Rat in Chinese zodiac. In Chinese culture, rat as the first of all zodiac animals is a sign of wealth and surplus. People born under this sign are believed to be very industrious and thrifty, diligent and positive. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)