There is a reason why “Shelter” is one of the three basic (and important) human needs with “food” and “clothing” being the other two.
Apart from the obvious reason of providing protection from the weather, shelter gives tangibility to a person’s notion of a home – a physical manifestation, so to speak. It is a place where one comes to at the end of the day to find rest and personal security.
It is a tragedy that a great majority of Filipino families do not have decent dwelling places which they can call “home”.
But there is hope. It may be a long standing problem, but it is most definitely something that we can all come together for and change for the better.