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ONE SWARM HILL: LIVING OFF THE DUMPSITE | LITRATO: IMAGES FROM SUGARLANDIA by BacolodSpice

They live off society’s refuse. Scavengers, they are called. In Ilonggo, “nagapamasura.”Their world exists on the fringes of a highly-urbanized city.
 
Planners call their place a rurban village, others call it the reminders of a town, an agricultural area that is a throwback to the feudal times when the landlords reign, and continue to do so, in this island.
 
There are more than 300 of them, scavenging, living off the refuse of others. I went to their world – where flies, birds, insects, ants, worms and them – humans – swarm together on one lonely little hill.
 
These are what I have seen.
 
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LITTLE GIRL IN THE HOOD | Photo by Julius D. Mariveles

THRILLA IN FELISA | Used boxing gloves turn two scavengers into entertainers | Photo by Julius D. Mariveles

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About Hannah|JuliusMariveles

English instructor and broadcast journalist

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3 thoughts on “ONE SWARM HILL: LIVING OFF THE DUMPSITE | LITRATO: IMAGES FROM SUGARLANDIA by BacolodSpice

  1. Thanks, Sheraton. 🙂

    Posted by Hannah|JuliusMariveles | May 7, 2011, 12:33 am
  2. Indeed, Hera. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

    Posted by Hannah|JuliusMariveles | May 7, 2011, 2:31 am
  3. Many thanks, Dean. Love Bresson, too. Have a great weekend! 🙂

    Posted by Hannah|JuliusMariveles | May 7, 2011, 3:57 am

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