Open mic, open door: Manila bar welcomes musicians, social activists, introverts and queers

//Open mic, open door: Manila bar welcomes musicians, social activists, introverts and queers

Open mic, open door: Manila bar welcomes musicians, social activists, introverts and queers

Manila can be a grim and gritty city. Since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte came to power in June 2016, the situation has worsened. The capital’s streets have been awash with the blood of victims of his controversial war on drugs, in which thousands of people have been killed. Social inequality has reached unprecedented levels in a city where high-rise condominium blocks flank squalid slums.Police have stepped up operations to levels unseen since the martial law years of the 1970s and ’80s…

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