BUWIS BUHAY, BAGONG BUHAY

October 28, 2013

A mother in the forests of Agusan del Sur patiently waits for her delivery. Because of their meager resources and lack of access to a clinic or hospital, Marina Catanao has decided to give birth at home, in the far barangay of Mahagsay. The hard-working mother goes on with her day as usual… oblivious of the dangers of her fifth pregnancy.

Nene Precioso is determined to bring Marina to the town clinic of San Luis. As first midwife of their pre-colonial Banwaon tribe, she wants to avoid losing their women due to death during childbirth. Some lives have been claimed by the unforgiving rough road to town. Here, a woman in delivery has both feet in the grave. Will Marina take a chance on this road?

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