Write and Wrong

Allan Dizon grew up to the shrill squeals of dying pigs. His family home—a humble, jerrybuilt affair of concrete, wood and tin sheeting—stands in the township of Lorega, Cebu, close to a municipal slaughterhouse, but a distant remove from the white beaches and luxury resorts that many people associate with the Philippines' second city. Lorega is a tough area of backyard swineries and poverty, where the chief alleviators of misery are cockfighting, illegal gambling machines and drugs. For a brief time at least, Dizon was one of its more fortunate sons, working as a photojournalist at a local paper called the...

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