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Japanese Director Opens Care Home for Philippines Landfill Squatters

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Japanese film maker Hiroshi Shinoyama is opening a child-care facility at a Philippines' landfill next month, providing medical care and food to impoverished local children. The 51-year-old director began documenting the lives of the people living in


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Marian B (11)
Monday February 22, 2010, 3:30 am
I am really pleased these children are going to receive the help they need.

Daniel Purnawan (0)
Monday February 22, 2010, 3:49 am
I am pleased with the children, hopefully I can provide assistance to them?

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Monday February 22, 2010, 4:20 am
This is good news! Thanks! Any help rendered to children is a great hope for he future of our Mother Earth!

. (0)
Monday February 22, 2010, 4:23 am
Deep ojigi (bow) to Shiroyama -san. What noble man! I wish most hollywood directors learn from his example!

Past Member (0)
Monday February 22, 2010, 5:33 am
This is really great news.I think each and every needy children should get proper help.And now they are going to get it.So I am very happy for this.I also believe children are future of world.They should get everything to get success.
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Naoko i (257)
Monday February 22, 2010, 7:27 am
Thanks for all the comments. I hope many Japanese young men/women go there and work for this "Basura House".

Past Member (0)
Monday February 22, 2010, 6:22 pm
I know that this is off the subject, but could you all take a moment to look at my Petition please? Thanks!

Aletta Kraan (146)
Monday February 22, 2010, 7:19 pm
So nice to hear good news , thanks !

Deborah O (98)
Monday February 22, 2010, 10:37 pm
Sadly, many U.S. and European firms who do business and have facilities in the Philippines have CEOs who pass by such children every day and do nothing--and some of these firms make cartoons, childrens' clothing, toys, etc. Yet somehow these children seem to be invisible to these people. At least Hiroshi Shinoyama saw them.
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