On the train through Manila
These pictures from December 2007 follow the train ride from Sucat (southern
Manila) to Tuyuman (northern ). The government is committed to dismantle the slums and claim back the occupied property for investment in the railroad sector. The squatters are relocated, but some stay even after their homes had been demolished as some of the following pictures will show. Manila
Photo above: Grids protecting commuters against stones, garbage bags and 'flying saucers', as bags full of shit are called. Please note, that this is the fastest garbage collection in town.
Photo above: Probably the smallest sleeping locations with a roof in town. The 'flying junkyard' is an illegal billboard out of function.
Photo above: Demolished shanties but people returned.
Photo above: Space is scarce.
Photo above: At least somebody owns a vehicle to get out.