Stuff I Hate in Manila #4: PovertyNovember 2, 2008
The poor are flooding Manila.
They flock to the city hoping for a better life than what they had in the provinces. Too often they are greeted by a harsher life in Manila. They cramp themselves in squatter settlements, risking life and health under squalor conditions. Very few of their children grow up to escape the cycle of poverty. They and many of their children fall prey to crime, or succumb to a life of crime. Thus the city is filled with drug traffickers, petty thieves, hold uppers, rapists, kidnappers, and two-headed-vampires.
Squatter Settlement near the Recto LRT2 Station.
Same Squatter Settlement, Different Angle.
The Very Same Squatter Settlement, which also doubles as an arsonist fantasy.