Last two nights ago, I’ve watched Al Jazeera documentaries about ‘The Slum’ in Philippines. I’m not surprised when I watched it because I used to live near in that place. I can still feel the agonies of the people who are trapped in poverty. I’ve witnessed it by myself when I was still in high school. I even experienced it personally and deal with it every day I don’t have a choice nor have a right to choose for a family to have with. I grew up in Tondo and I’m proud to say I surpassed the miserable nightmares of my life and even helped my siblings and my parents by choosing to study hard not to be become genius or intelligent but to break the chain of poverty from my parents’ parents. Now, from where I stand, I owed it to Tondo who awaken me and motivate me to strive for my own good.
These documentaries is too depressing be make sure when you watch it don’t pity them but admire them instead because they’re trying to live decently compare to some of their neighbors who became criminals in that area. Here are the set of links for your viewing.
Risky Business – The Slum – Al Jazeera English. Part 2 of 6
I cannot say have a nice day for now because this documentaries affects me so much, If I could only help them but I can’t which is sad for me. 😦
God bless us all.