The Manila city government is looking into reclaiming a portion of Manila Bay for its housing project with China's Shanghai Nanjiang Group
Nicole Maga was once a scavenger, but with her hard work, she is set to enter UP Manila in August
Daniel Dejapin grew up on the streets, selling roses by Manila Bay. In August, he is headed to Germany for a full scholarship at The Robert Bosch United World College.
Less people now live in poverty, do not have access to drinking water or are slum dwellers
Organizers say "poverty tourism" raises awareness and brings aid to the destitute of the city, but accusations of exploitation are never far away and critics say poverty should not be a tourist attraction
Human Rights Watch criticized the Aquino administration for building advertising boards that hid slum housing from delegates attending the ADB Governors Meeting in Manila