Photo Essay: On the streets
For the past decade, more than 2,000 families have lived in poverty in Brgy. Sta. Lucia, East Bank Road Floodway in Pasig City. Their communities have been torn down with the local government’s belief that the area was a “danger zone.” In a snap, their lives changed after the Pasig City government demolished their homes last October 18, 2017. As a result, the evicted residents set up a homeless camp at the foot of Chino Roces Bridge, the former Mendiola Bridge. As they seek for justice and continue to hold on to President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign promise to help the lives of the poor and end demolitions without relocation, the residents wait for the day that the government will be held accountable for their displacement.
Photos by Pia Margarita Marantan and Justine Bea Bautista