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Sa Rio Tuba

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17:11 minutes


Rio Tuba in Palawan is the site of one of the biggest nickel open pit mine in the Philippines. It is also home to a once thriving fishing community along the Togpon River. Bobby Siplan, fisherman, and Lagrimas Padilla, fish vendor, are both members of this community. Two lives whose daily struggle to make a living ebb and flow with the changes wrought upon the river by the mining industry. The mine promises a harvest of bounty. Bobby and Lagrimas think otherwise. This is their story.

Sa Rio Tuba is a production of the department of political science of the University of Montr̀©al, under the REINVENTERRA Project, in partnership with the Third World Studies Center (TWSC) of the University of The Philippines Diliman.