“Nalusaw na yung pilapil at lagi nang nabaha dito. Dati may sapsap, may tahong, may talaba, may dapya, may pusit. Madami – wala na iyon. Ngayon, hipon at alimasag na lang ang nahuhuli namin. Kung matuloy ang airport (Aerotropolis), kawawa naman kaming mga mahihirap.”
Every reclamation project comes with the promise of development and modernization. The rise of these new infrastructures are the downfall of the environment and its people.
This is the #HumansofManilaBay series: real stories of hope, courage, and determination. May these stories inspire you to be one with the people’s plight against reclamation projects that threaten the environment and their livelihood.