6th PCP Professional Photojournalism Workshop – A Portrait of Uncertainty

Photo and text by: by Richard Jacob Dy

A young girl living under the threat of constant demolitions

The 25th of November is Angel Centino’s special day, but she doesn’t know it yet. Her parents, Junito and Christine, chose not to tell her, at least not yet this year, not until they have enough money to celebrate.

In May 2006, when Angel was just five months old, her family – along with around 300 families in Sitio Agusuhin, Subic, Zambales – were evicted from their homes to give way to a shipbuilding facility for Hanjin, a South Korean company.

Today, the displaced families of Agusuhin still don’t have a permanent relocation site, and they are forced to live a life of uncertainty with each passing day.

(This essay is the product of a photo story assignment on November 25, 2011 for the 6th Philippine Center for Photojournalism Professional Photojournalism Workshop held at Subic, Zambales.)

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