Historian Carlos Celdran explains how the Tondo slum came into existence as the rebel district of Manila.
The UN predicts that by 2050, one in three people will live in a slum. But what determines where you live and how does your environment shape your health, hopes and prospects? In a special season of coverage, Al Jazeera explores our relationships with the places we call home. The six-part documentary series The Slum introduces the residents of Tondo – the most densely populated and least developed part of Manila – as they strive for success against the odds.
A dancer, a model and a fighter dream of overcoming their harsh realities to achieve wealth and success beyond the slum.
Staying fit and healthy is not easy in a slum, and many residents must perform a delicate balancing act to get by.
During election season in Manila, politicians are out fishing for votes, but the locals are not all convinced.
Lives are lost and homes and businesses destroyed when a tropical storm hits the Philippines.
Faced with daily hardships, making a living is the only way most Tondo residents can ensure they will survive.
As a birth attendant advocating for family planning, Remy is on the frontline of Tondo’s battle with overcrowding.
Find local broadcast times for Al Jazeera’s series about Tondo, a settlement in Manila.
Fourteen-year-old Reshmi is boxing her way out of the red light district where she was raised.
Time has stood still for the residents of the Mae La refugee camp decades after they fled their homes in Myanmar.
They dream of a permanent home in Europe but many migrants end up stranded in informal refugee settlements.
The baale of Makoko is challenging negative stereotypes of Lagos’ economically productive overwater settlement.
Can the impoverished residents of Phnom Penh’s iconic White Building save it from the bulldozers?
A young entrepreneur uses the skills he acquired as a scavenger to deliver hope and opportunity to his neighbours.