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Philippines. National Capital Region. Manila. A group of children living in the streets is standing at night outside Paradise village. The young boy with a white paper bag is sniffing glue. Paradise village has a population of 15'000 people and is a part of Barangay Tonsuya situated on Lettre Road in Malabon. Manila is part of the National Capital Region (NCR) on Luzon island. Manila is the capital of the Philippines and one of the sixteen cities that comprise Metro Manila. Metro Manila is the most populous metropolitan area in the Philippines. © 1999 Didier Ruef