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Why Philippines slum clearance creates new problems

Paul Mason visits the Philippines where the government has decided to clear half a million slum dwellers from the capital, Manila.

Half of the country's 16 million population live in slums, but as Mason discovers the new cities that the government is building to re-house its urban poor have their own problems.

Watch Paul's film from Manila in full on Newsnight on Tuesday 16 August 2011 at 2230 on BBC Two, and then afterwards on the BBC iPlayer and Newsnight website, and listen to Paul's radio programme ' Slums 101 ' at 2000 BST on BBC Radio Four then afterwards on the BBC iPlayer.

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