Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Human drama on the move
Asahi Shimbun, the Japanese daily, reports on Philippine Railway squatters, and the TV show that celebrated their lives. "Home Along the Rails" was on for a dozen years and President Gloria Arroyo even appeared on the show when she was running for office. The article gets the tone just right: the neighborhood, though deprived, has forged businesses and intense human connections over its decades of survival.