This slum is on the outskirts of Manila, a stone’s throw from the Bay of Manila. There are so many communities like this one, it’s hard to keep track of them all. Through friends of friends who work in the area, we connected with the Alquino family (you’ll meet them when you watch “The Fourth World”.) We had a delightful week with them, getting to know them, filming them in their daily routines, going to school and so forth. Having that time was precious as it shed light on the plight of the more than 1 billion people living just like them.