Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Filiinos Living in A Mausoleum

For those of you who enjoyed the last podcast with Art and our cryptic Filipino speak, may I submit this for your perusal. Turns out that there are more people alive in a local filipino mausoleum than dead, or so it would seem:
"10,000 Filipino families live in this massive graveyard in Manila. I recently spent five days walking among its residents taking photos and hearing stories of struggle and survival.

Some families ended up here almost accidentally. Some inherited the mausoleums that they now live in from their great-grandparents. Others came from the provinces and couldn’t make enough money to live in the big city. In all cases, they’re basically families with nowhere else to go."
Read the full story here. Thanks to Art (of course) for the link.