UNDERCURRENT: Living Condition of Informal Settlers along the Tullahan River


Piercing smell of rotting garbage devours the evening air, rows of houses made out of wood and plastic sheets, and the calm drone of the murky river greeted me as I make my way down the Tullahan in Sitio Gulod, Novaliches.

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DANGEROUS WATERS: Threats and Frustrations in the Fishing Community of Talim Island

It was a gruelling three-hour ride from Manila to the fishing community of Talim Island in the lowly town of Binangonan, Rizal. The story begins in the market port of Binangonan where you ride a londoy (small boat) to the island, balancing on makeshift stilts and bridges above the swampy lake water.

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