Aling Bada has been living for 13 years in Sitio Ibayo, San Mateo Rizal. It only takes less than an hour to get there from the city; but once you reach the place, it almost seems like they’re far-off from modernization. While fresh air and green pastures fill their place, residents like her still struggle for light, using kerosene lamps to survive the nights.
It’s difficult to imagine living without electricity, especially given today’s amazing technological developments. But there are actually still some rural areas in the country where the only sources of nighttime light are the moon, kerosene lamps and wood fires. Until recently, Sitio Badang in Ilocos Sur was one such area.