Fable of the Fish (Isda)

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Middle-aged couple Miguel and Lina arrive in Manila, fleeing their impoverished existence. They end up taking refuge in a lean-to in a garbage dump. A relative secures Miguel a job at an ice-processing plant, but unable to take the extreme temperatures, he becomes sick and the couple is forced to become scavengers.

Lina perseveres but Miguel is morti­fied by their compromised quality of life. When Lina suddenly become pregnant, Miguel decides to pull himself together. But instead of a human baby, Lina gives birth to a milkfish. Quickly, Lina and her offspring becomes celebrities much to Miguel's humiliation.

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