By Ina Andolong

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“Children run around barefoot across a pile of garbage, while people take baths amid a stench they’ve become immune to — these are ordinary scenes at Happy Land.

The temporary relocation site for informal settlers is far from happy, though — especially where sanitation is concerned.

According to residents of Barangay 105 Happy Land in Tondo, Manila, the last time the government helped clean their community was in 2013, when a bulldozer was sent to pick up their garbage…”