Many young Filipinos are using a wide array of ‘chemicals’ that structure, and are structured by, their everyday lives. These chemicals - cosmetics, supplements, narcotics, beverages - range from local to foreign, cheap to expensive, licit to illicit; orally ingested to topically applied, and are used for different reasons in a variety of contexts. This chapter analyzes and seeks to make sense of the use of chemicals by young Filipinos.
Lasco, Gideon. (2020). “The Chemical Lives of Young Filipinos” In: Rethinking Filipino Millennials, J. Cornelio, ed. Manila: University of Santo Tomas Press.