The (Squatter) City on the Hill

Squatter colonies interest me for numerous reasons.  One is that they are great practice for post apocalyptic landscapes.  Two is that they represent the sharp divide between rich and poor in Manila.  This piece was sketched right on the border of the Bonifacio Global City, one of the most expensive places to live in Manila and  the one below was sketched on the corner of ATC, one of the trendier shopping centers in the South of Manila.  Does their proximity to free market hubs mean that they’re more immediate beneficiaries of the trickle down economy?  Or am I making stuff up so that I sound like, deep and stuff?


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