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Vigilance Pays by Jenny Tuazon

Ka Noli Abinales is a community leader from San Mateo, Rizal Province in the Philippines. I have worked with him for more than a decade on different issues. This time, it is solid waste.

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Lockdown by Chuck Baclagon

A Greenpeace Water Patrol activist wearing a protective suit shovels trash to take samples from a dumpsite in Taytay.

A Greenpeace Water Patrol activist wearing a protective suit shovels trash to take samples from a dumpsite in Taytay.

6:30AM

By the crack of dawn, we were already onsite, as we got off our vehicles we were met with a handful of onlooking wastepickers at the dumpsite in Barangay Muzon along Laguna Lake.

In no time, the gates of the dumpsite was already locked-shut, with chains and padlocks; and in no time the activists were already busy assembling the  scaffolds that will serve as reinforcement to the chains and padlocks that we used to secure the dumpsite’s gates.

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