They mine the depths of the Cagayan de Oro River for sand, and shovel it to waiting dump trucks from dawn to dusk. The river is their life. It is here that they bathe, do their laundry and wash their dishes. They are part of Cagayan de Oro’s evolving social landscape.

Lynyrd Aleksei N. Corrales
Giles Alexis M. Labrador
Gabriel Mattahan G. Luceño
Timothy Joshua Luyao
Randolf O. Panopio
Crisanti B. Salde

(DC 89A Photojournalism class of DevCom in Xavier University)