Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Living on wheels

Caught by the camera in one of the more prosperous parts of Quezon City is this family, literally living on wheels. They have apparently made this dumping ground of used tires their “home,” as the improvised cart containing what look like their belongings indicates. The tires on which they have placed the piece of plywood they rest upon serve as their only protection from the heat or cold that would emanate from the pavement, depending on the time of the day. All over Metro Manila, considered the country’s most prosperous region, are multitudes of families in circumstances similar to those faced by this mother and her three children – bitter indictments of a society where poverty can sink to such low levels amid abundant wealth.

Bulatlat Photo of the Week


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