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.

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Here are closer shots…

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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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