Living Amid Graves & Bones: The Philippines’ Cemetery Slums

Living Amid Graves & Bones: The Philippines’ Cemetery Slums


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100 Comments on "Living Amid Graves & Bones: The Philippines’ Cemetery Slums"


  1. When i'm older I am gonna move to the philippines but the nice part and i'm gonna bring food and everything for these people in the slums

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  2. The thing that amazes me is the smile on everyones face. Such difficult times yet they manage to rejoice whatever they can.

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  3. It is sad that some dead are not claimed, what should be remembered, is that our material bodies belong to the earth anyways……what is on this earth never truly leaves(if you really think about it). Unless a big chunk of the earth broke off and wandered into space…..if that were the case, dont feel so bad being part of the universe because the material parts are from there anyways.

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  4. I cant understand how myself and people like me can be called racist because we dont want our own country turning into a place like this. This type of situation can be fixed at least for these people as they seem willing to work and willing to learn if employment and educational opportunities were brought to them unlike certain people in the US

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  5. I don't know what those kids were rapping about but shit, I was feelin what they were throwing down

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  6. Most of the poor living in "settlement areas" came from the poorest regions of the Philippines. They've sold their lands and farming tools in the hopes of getting a piece of the Capital City's big pie. The problem is that almost all of them were illiterates were not employed. They lacked the skills. Then they ended up poor, with no job and no money. The provinces where they were and are from have no resources or have corrupt government officials.

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  7. Factories are popping up left and right around the outskirts of Manila and especially Laguna and Cavite. I'd imagine those factories need workers and all that stuff so I really don't understand why these guys raise such a fuss everytime the gvt tries to relocate them towards those areas. I don't have anything against these guys but I'm just seriously wondering why they choose to stay there instead of moving to where there's actually work?

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  8. So vice news is saying rapid economic growth is responsible for poverty? BS rapid economic growth is lessening the amount of slums by raising everyones standard of living a little more. Is it perfect? No, system is, but its better to minimize the amount of communites that have to live in poverty then lowering everyones standard of living. Bring the lower class up not the middle class down.

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  9. Living here in this country myself I will tell you that this country is very westernized. It’s obvious they want to introduce western style social benefits when they do not have the capability to do so. Clearly these people will last in communes rather than houses which they cannot afford. In fact, they are already living in non-ordered communes. Its another mismanaged country if you ask me. But then what do I know I’m not an expert. Of course you can see the action/inaction of the experts here.

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  10. how about some air guitars you little rapper retards , a sure fire way to becoming a gang banger , just do some metal air guitar and burn down some churches . hahahahahahah

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  11. Why is japanese the language used by the narrator of this video why not filipino or American?

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  12. I'm filipino and I admit that this really is the sad and unfortunate reality, people (filipinos) want to get better, the problem is they are not willing to change nor committed to improve their situation. Most of these people are like this because people arent willing and if they fail they easily give up and so they stop trying, until laziness hits them. Those who pursue change achieve their goals for a better life, but these people, also can do it they can be better, they can change, the question is are they willing to try to do so

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  13. Last year, I went to Manila, and I went to a relative's place. I was at Manila, and I saw a lot of the beauty. However, I still saw the poor people around. When I went to my relative's place, I still saw poor people. Phillipines has a lot of poverty, no matter where you go.

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  14. Every country you go or visit has poverty and slums. We just need to be thankful for what we have. I'am from the Philippines. I was born poor. I know exactly how to be poor.

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  15. It's a pretty bad place to live regarding infrastructure, but if I had a biiig mansion and it was in the middle of a cemetery, I wouldn't even care, would probably try to memorize the grave names and dates.

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  16. Philippines is overpopulated. The government should educate the women to take birth control. 2-3 kids is more than enough.

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  17. 12:24 why the fuck is she hitting that kid so hard?? Wtf kind of high five was that supposed to be? Weirdo…..

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  18. This is happen when you proud to be called HISPANIC OF ASIA when in reality genetically your blood is closer to your asian malay neighbor.
    Hispanic Colonization is not a something that you should proud of but something that you should learn. And Stand On Your Feet!!

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  19. Please watch our short documentary about Manila South Cemetery. https://youtu.be/kkyBhz4x1Co

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  20. No matter how bad the circumstances, Filipino's will always have the most beautiful smile on their faces. 😁🇵🇭

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  21. Very sad and disturbing. All of us who are able to live another lifestyle should be grateful.

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  22. Incredible documentary, I wish vice made more touching, informative videos like this! To live among death, puts life into perspective, what you have or don't have. These people are so much stronger than I and props to the host Yuka, very sweet!

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  23. Its all about how we are happy.. its not rich or poor. If our basic needs (like food cloth shelter ) are met, happiness id not far. I can see a great joy among them. A positive energy.

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  24. It's so absolutely crazy that there are people in this world living like this, and then there are billionaires hoarding more money then they could ever spend in their lifetime. And we call ourselves a civilized society? Get the fuck out of here. Were the complete oppisite..

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  25. Not meaning to be disrespectful but those kids are badass I am impressed thoroughly from a fellow musicians perspective good video to thanks guys

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  26. Wow. . Eff my silly little problems. When I see stuff like this, I'm like, how DARE I complain about my first world problems.. God bless these ppl..

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  27. I wish I had money cuz if I did I'd get on a plane, go to places like this and buy a whole bunch of food, maybe some new clothes, water proof blankets to drape over their homes to keep it dry when it rains. Clean water. I wish I could help. I'm so lucky to be born in America, even when I have nothing I still have SO much more than them

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  28. Fun Fact: Filipino language is similar to Spanish because they were conquered by Spain.

    But in my country, Kyrgyzstan we speak Russian as we were part of the Soviet Union.

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  29. Humanity is so horrible. I don't mean the people of the Philippines. I mean ALL humans. Look @ that beach @ 12:00… it's all garbage!! Too. Many. People. EVERYWHERE!!!
    Humanity needs to end… or @ least be reduced greatly… another "black plague" or great flood. Perhaps licenses to have children. Which is just a good idea all around.

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  30. The girl holding the puppy was half dead! How do you think the pregnant girl will care for her baby??! What if she needs a c section

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  31. It's nice to read what you experts say and all of your sarcastic remarks by spoiled American pussies. Yes pussies

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  32. In a way, I'm glad my grandparents immigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines. We were lucky enough to have a better life

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  33. They're ten times below the poverty level and dont always get to eat…..having 6 kids and getting tattoos seem like the perfectly sane thing to do.

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  34. Yes we are poor.. but happy and greatful. We dont lose hope that why we can smile even in that harsh situations..

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  35. At 10:40 notice how much garbage is on this beach!! Please fonebody notify 4Ocean to clean it up!! Somebody has to!😢

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  36. hard to believe that the population is still increasing, it is like asian people can not be more educated about contraception, politician call it economical growth, they are the ones forced to live in these place and then they would lean something hopefully

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  37. Im from the philippines,
    Even if we are poor people we still learn to smile even in the hardest time….

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  38. Wait they dig up bones and replace body? So whats the point of burying in first place?

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  39. Living in a grave is no impact for revival. Miracles don't happen, but they did amidst the biblical era. Nobody other than God can execute such magic.

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  40. OMG.. disgusting.. look at the skeletons ..it makes me scared..the government what they doing???

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