Archive: Toxic Philippines: Conchita Austria-Mila, 37

Conchita and her family are former resident of Clark Airforce Base Communications Command (CABCOM), the Mt Pinatubo evacuation site in Pampanga. Her father, Ben, died May 22, 2006 of an unknown disease. Prior to his death, Ben was bedridden for five months. Conchita, who has her own family, has moved back in with her parents to help with the care of her father. She too is ill and now weighs less than a 100 lbs. Due to lack of financial resources, Ben and Conchita had very little medical care and do not know the actual cause of their illness. Conchita’s mother, Norma believes both her husband and daughter were affected by toxic waste which they had been exposed to during their stay at CABCOM.
Conchita Austria-Mila, 37, Madapdap Resettlement Site

Conchita and her family are former resident of Clark Airforce Base Communications Command (CABCOM), the Mt Pinatubo evacuation site in Pampanga. Her father, Ben, died May 22, 2006 of an unknown disease. Prior to his death, Ben was bedridden for five months. Conchita, who has her own family, has moved back in with her parents to help with the care of her father. She too is ill and now weighs less than a 100 lbs. Due to lack of financial resources, Ben and Conchita had very little medical care and do not know the actual cause of their illness. Conchita’s mother, Norma believes both her husband and daughter were affected by toxic waste which they had been exposed to during their stay at CABCOM.