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 Montr̩al, under the REINVENTERRA Project, in partnership with the Third World Studies Center (TWSC) of the University of The Philippines Diliman.