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leah_photoPigment-Based Archival Print, Matte, 42 x 59.4cm

After the Tacloban trip, visiting communities in the mountains is a reality check. Theirs, is a problem not sensationalised and probably not prioritised by mainstream media as it does not have the shock value that typhoon Yolanda has. But their lives are as tragic and their struggles have started years before any super typhoon visited our archipelago…lacking in basic needs, education, victims of displacement and land grabbings---they are silently suffering these injustices. And without access to computers their issues will never go viral. So here they are, patiently waiting for any scrap of attention and help they can get--which is not many. How could we have forgotten them? Pigment-Based Archival Print, Matte, 42 x 59.4cm

After a quick trip to Tacloban, visiting communities in the mountains is a reality check. Theirs, is a problem not sensationalised and probably not prioritised by mainstream media as it does not have the shock value that typhoon Yolanda has. But their lives are as tragic and their struggles have started years before any super typhoon visited our archipelago‚Ķlacking in basic needs, education, victims of displacement and land grabbings—they are silently suffering these injustices. And without access to computers their issues will never go viral. So here they are, patiently waiting for any scrap of attention and help they can get–which is not many.

How could we have forgotten them?