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Scavenging for Charcoal Fuel in the Rubbish of Manila

..Tondo is a section of Manila separated from the rest of the city by a heavily polluted river. It is one of the most densely populated regions of the world with approximately 65,000 people per square kilometer..Nearly 14,000 child scavengers roam the streets in the Tondo district in Manila. In the early seventies, there were only about 50 known scavengers living on the streets of Manila. Now, with the increase of poverty and the massive exodus to the capital, the government puts the number of street children at about 100,000. They are the most conspicuous sign of poverty in the Philippines..It houses a tenth of the capital's population and most live in dark hovels made of scavenged corrugated iron, old rags, rotting wood and plastic sheeting, teetering on the banks of the polluted Pasig river.

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Lisa Wiltse
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Manila- Travel, Philipines | Charcoal Kids Of Ulingan
..Tondo is a section of Manila separated from the rest of the city by a heavily polluted river. It is one of the most densely populated regions of the world with approximately 65,000 people per square kilometer..Nearly 14,000 child scavengers roam the streets in the Tondo district in Manila. In the early seventies, there were only about 50 known scavengers living on the streets of Manila. Now, with the increase of poverty and the massive exodus to the capital, the government puts the number of street children at about 100,000. They are the most conspicuous sign of poverty in the Philippines..It houses a tenth of the capital's population and most  live in  dark hovels made of scavenged corrugated iron, old rags, rotting wood and plastic sheeting, teetering on the banks of the polluted Pasig river.