The house across ours has been empty for about half a year now. It was supposedly bought by a developer who was going to build row houses, but nothing has been done yet and we have not even seen a shadow of the new owner. In the meantime, the trees, vines and grass have so grown unchecked that the house can hardly be seen anymore.
By great luck, one of our barangay security was walking down the street when I was taking this photo. I guess that was only when he took a hard look at the state of the property, because the next day, there was a small army of barangay ecoworkers mowing the grass and trimming the trees.