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Joshua Formentera

Joshua Formentera



Cyclic migrant, social activist, educator, development worker.

Painful and hardship

Published June 14th, 2012

Manang Lydia from Naval Leyte now who happens to lived at the Manila Bay for almost 30 years. Pained and have difficulty to make a living at the Manila Bay. Seven children also living with her without a real home.

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Life of Manila Bay

Published May 21st, 2012

Lydia, 48, lives by Manila Bay together with her nine children. She moved from her hometown of Naval In the province of Leyte thirty years ago. Since then, her home has been a wooden shack not much bigger than a king-size bed. The oldest of her sons is already married. The couple share Lydia’s shack together with their four children. One of Lydia’s daughters Jennifer also lives there with four children of her own. They are one of thousands of families edging out an existing in the Manila Bay area.

Manila Bay is a natural harbor, which serves the Port of Manila, in the Philippines. It is considered one of the best natural harbours in Southeast Asia and one of the finest in the world. Strategically located around the capital city of the Philippines, Manila Bay facilitated commerce and trade. Today, it still remains a significant part of Philippine culture although water quality has declined tremendously.

For the tourist, Manila Bay is a must-see destination. The Bay Walk is a long prom ...

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