There’s a small barge cruising along Cagayan de Oro River nowadays.

All by its lonesome, it is extracting sand at the midpoint of the river.


Here are closer shots…


You can see one man using a bamboo stick to navigate perhaps the mouth of the siphon.IMG_3829 IMG_3830

Sand is siphoned and deposited inside the central compartment of the barge.IMG_3831

Manual quarrying has been a way of life for some people residing beside the river. But this method is faster.IMG_3832

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