St. Andrew's Secondary
This is not an ordinary mountain.
It is actually one of the dumpsites where the poor make a living by collecting recyclable waste materials and remains of food items admist poisonous fumes and a persistent foul stench.
It is thus literally a mountain of rubbish.
This brook ends near the foot of the dumpsite. The poor also browse through the slush here to salavage what they can to feed their families.
Nevertheless, the situation has improved much since I was last there 3 years ago. I understand that the poor no longer live at the area, which is prone to landslides which had killed hundreds. It is also treated with chemicals regularly to minimise the stench.
Despite the harsh environment, lovebirds do ply the site for a moment of privacy.
Labels: CIP, Phillippines, work