The roofed basketball hall is at the hub of community activity.
Barangay 649 is a neighborhood where the city dumps its recyclable waste.
For many, basketball provides a diversion from the daily grind of poverty. If one excels in the sport, there is an outside chance to be drafted into a professional team, with the possibility of escape from their circumstances.
Fighting cocks are raised for added income.
a church meeting.
Extending the height of a backboard.
Everyone was barefoot except for the small boy with the ball playing in one flip-flop.
An abandoned metal box is part of their playground
A sewer pipe provides a play space for the kids in the neighborhood
Watching over a family member’s casket
Checking out the Toys
Joe sells scrap metal.
A carnival ride
Child looks out from a gated shop.
Marcos and his friends
a young girl stands by a pile of waste on the street.
Jose and Sons
pose in front of their scrape metal shop
-He eyed me suspiciously, never moving a muscle or making a sound, Metro Manila-