Ilang Ilang Quijano

She works as a journalist and documentary filmmaker who graduated both from the University of the Philippines Manila and the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center of Journalism. She currently serves as an an editor for Altermidya and is also an executive director of PinoyMedia Center. She is a member of the International Association for Women in Radio and Television and the Society of Asian Journalists.

Puso ng Lungsod (2012)


Puso ng Lungsod (Heart of the City) is about the life-and-death struggle of Manila urban poor settlers whose homes are about to be demolished. On September 23, 2010, the North Triangle community put up a barricade that forced the police and demolition crew to retreat. This documentary introduces us to the women and workers behind the spontaneous resistance, and how these settlers, sometimes derogatorily called “squatters,” live with their dignity intact and learn to organize in the heart of a city that reserves no place for them.


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