April 19, 2014     Philippines
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Urban Poor

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Baguio’s urban poor calls for scrapping of housing act

By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY — The citywide urban poor alliance demands the junking of the 22-year old Republic Act 7279 or known as the Urban Development and Housing Act (UDHA). UDHA was passed into law on March 24, 1992 and purportedly aims to “uplift the conditions of the underprivileged and homeless citizens

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Living in shanties better than their life in relocation sites — urban poor families

“I thought that our struggle would end when we accepted the offer to relocate. But now I realized that it is not yet over.”

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The rise and rise of Manila’s informal settlers

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com The government is always claiming that the number of poor is decreasing but it cannot deny the phenomenal growth of informal settlers across the country, especially in Metro Manila, in the past...

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Nanay Mameng celebrates 86th birthday

I will only stop (being an activist) when I am already dead.” – Nanay Mameng

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Bishops, church people express support for North Triangle residents

“We are here to show you that you are not alone in this violent and sad eviction. We will strive to do what we can for justice, for humaneness and for the fulfillment of God’s will to...

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Pa demands justice for 2-month-old baby hurt in North Triangle demolition

“The January 27 demolition of homes of the urban poor in the North Triangle was “the most overkill” in the number of police forces deployed, teargas fired and high-powered rifles displayed.” - CTUHR

Monday, January 27th, 2014

North Triangle residents lose homes to demolition, decry ‘overkill’

“The new wave of demolitions along Agham Road in Sitio San Roque, Quezon City, wreaks of violence and wanton disrespect for basic human rights. From the looks of it, not even an iota of humanity was present...

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

‘Power rate hike another burden to urban poor’

“This is supposed to be a basic social service to the people. But the government failed to provide it to us. Now, it is the capitalists who are benefiting.”

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

In 2013, demolitions, privatization, corruption burdened the urban poor

“We are expecting that these attacks against the welfare of the urban poor would continue this 2014. But we will continue to push and fight for our rights, for our livelihood and for decent pay.”

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Urban poor group slams arrest of 15 Manila Seedling Bank workers, activists

“First they tried to get rid of the Philippine Children’s Medical Center. Now they want to get rid of plants and trees. What is next? Pushing for the transfer of government offices like the Philippine Science High...

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Aquino urged to rescind QCCBD project

“Aquino promised to provide us with decent shelter using billions of pesos from the Informal Settler Fund (ISF), but only provided us with far-flung relocation sites that lack basic social services and employment opportunities." – residents

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