Story about my photo report "Inhabited cemetery of Navotas"
Photo report at the Public Cemetery of Navotas located in the north of Manila. Capital city of the Philippines, Manila is one of the highest population density in the world (43 079 people/km2). In the 80's, the cemetery saw new residents settling on the edge and in the middle of burials (rural exodus linked to the economic crisis, climatic refugees from cyclones, closure of shantytowns in downtown), these thousands of people live from recovery, fishing, and odd jobs. Here, the graves are made up of simple concrete boxes (with or without coffin) stacked one on top of each other and allocated for 5 years, after this time the bones are put in a plastic bag for the family, If the bag is not recovered then they are incinerated. Since 2014 the authorities have announced a relocation plan, but the situation persists despite the country's high economic growth rates (+7.1% in 2016).