Squatters in Manila

Something I noticed on my first visit to the Philippines two years ago was that people seem to live anywhere there’s room enough to set up shelter.  I thought that there must be no sort of zoning regulations or building codes, both of which would prevent this sort of thing in the US.  I stillContinue reading “Squatters in Manila”

Montage of Poverty and Upscale Construction

While we were commuting back and forth through the Philippines I noticed something that I haven’t seen anywhere else.  The Philippines is like a montage of poverty, middle class, and upper-class establishments and homes. What I mean is that in, say, the US, you have neighborhoods that are well-to-do.  The houses are all very nice. Continue reading “Montage of Poverty and Upscale Construction”