It was a Saturday afternoon, at the usual spot just outside Poblacion Park in Talisay City, about 30 children were eating porridge.
The noise from the 30 children in one place was chaotic, but it was a happy chaos. Everyone had food, even if it was only porridge.
Once the long table, a borrowed wooden skaters’ ramp, was cleared, half of the kids had to leave for their afternoon swimming lesson.
Marylane “Belen” Enrile, John Nino Palma, Rizangel “Zangel” Quijano, Klein Jay Cabrera, Jake Enrile and Lourdes Faith Valendez are among the fifteen Talisay Urban Swimmers, whose training ground is Poblacon beach.