Man plans, God laughs.
In my case this weekend, it's:
Yen plans, thesis students laugh.
|Children of families displaced by the Zamboanga Siege of 2013 frolic in the rain at the Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex. A year after the siege, over 2,000 families continue to stay at place, in makeshift shelters made of lightweight materials. Photo by Haiko Magtrayo.|
|This evacuation center floods at the slightest rain. Photo by Haiko Magtrayo.|
Tagging is the program whereby the government determines which families are the most vulnerable IDPs—victims of either the siege or the flash floods that hit parts of Zamboanga soon after the MNLF attack. This is a tedious process since there are some families who take advantage of the situation by availing of the IDP benefits even if they are not qualified. Only families who are tagged can avail of the shelters or programs such as food for work or cash for work.
|Diseases run rampant at the evacuation centers. Photo by Haiko Magtrayo.|
|she got flowers and cake for her birthday. because of the gunfight, only five guests or so dropped by. a stark contrast to the big parties this house is used to hosting since what, the 50s, 60s. growing up, this house was venue to countless family gatherings.|
|from left to right, the bookmarks are a mailing envelop, a receipt from a gas station, a piece of product packaging, and a folded piece of tissue paper.|