Salvaging lives on Malabon River

So-called "bridge people" dismantle their hovels beneath the C-4 Bridge that spans the Malabon River. Thousands of impoverished people have long built their homes beneath the numerous bridges that span the meandering waterways of metropolitan Manila, a city where millions live in poverty. As national elections near, politicians have vowed to relocate the squatters. <br><span class="center_label"><a href="/la-fg-philippines-bridge-pictures,0,6875862.photogallery">More photos >>></a></span>
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( Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times / July 12, 2009 )

So-called "bridge people" dismantle their hovels beneath the C-4 Bridge that spans the Malabon River. Thousands of impoverished people have long built their homes beneath the numerous bridges that span the meandering waterways of metropolitan Manila, a city where millions live in poverty. As national elections near, politicians have vowed to relocate the squatters.
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