For this Christmas and for four more Christmases to come, they are sure of a good roof above their heads. They sprang from the slums and are beneficiaries of a Gawad Kalinga housing project in Tondo, Manila. They were told that they are to stay in these housing units for five years. What happens to them after the five years, however, is uncertain – as there is no written or even verbal agreement on what will become of them then.
Photo by Dabet Castañeda / Bulatlat