A few years back, my partner and I accompanied three Spanish journalists to one of the most depressed areas in Manila, called Vitas Tondo. The community, which was supposed to be a relocation site, has become a neighborhood standing on garbage and coal. Families live in dire and inhumane conditions, sourcing water and electricity at extremely high rates.
The following photographs are my personal documentations of the trip. It took a while for me to share them, perhaps due to the gravity of their conditions. However, these photographs speak of deeper societal and human issues that I feel need to be addressed.