Poverty-stricken locals in Paracale area of country blindly swim under mud with makeshift tools for up to four hours with aid of a breathing compressor.
These striking images show how Filipino locals dive down murky swamps in the search for gold.
They have spent decades sifting through mud to look for tiny rocks containing gold particles.
The hazardous conditions mean they are risking their health and even lives.
The photos below tell the story and how serious the activity is in that country compared to what is done in Ghana.