Village by the Rail (series 1)

John Mestito


Manila has an estimated four million people who live in temporary settlements (squatter villages). Settlements characterized by deteriorated, hazardous and unsanitary dwellings usually located near garbage dumps, rivers, bridges, or along railroad tracks. The Philippine National Railway in Manila and the people who call it home are the subject of this series. In association with the Filipino Student Association of Toronto with 50% of exhibition proceeds to be donated to the mudslide victims in central Philippines.