July 05, 2015     Philippines
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Urban Poor

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Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Research shows urban poor prone to flood, fire, drug abuse

“It is because of poverty that they do not have enough capacity to purchase materials and equipment to ensure their safety in times of disaster.”

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

7 out of 10 Filipinos are poor – Ibon survey

Seven out of ten Filipinos rate themselves as poor, according to the latest survey of independent think tank Ibon Foundation.

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Tondo urban poor protest illegal coal dust stockpiles

“People who make a living selling cooked food and making shrimp paste complain that their customers stopped buying their wares because of the coal dust.”

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Group decries killings, harassment in demolition sites

Kadamay said 16 urban poor leaders had been killed under the Aquino administration. The latest victim, Benilda Santos, was shot dead in Quezon City on May 22.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Caloocan demolition leaves 300 families homeless

"The government prioritizes private business ventures instead of appropriating lands for affordable housing projects.”

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Baguio vendors urge gov’t to respect right to livelihood

“We are not criminals! We are humans and we have the right to livelihood!”

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

They refused to give up on Mary Jane

People who held vigil at the Indonesian embassy for Mary Jane Veloso are just like her, hopeful to find better lives, and justice.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Aquino is Pontius Pilate in urban poor’s ‘kalbaryo’

“End the calvary of the people. Aquino should resign.”

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Urban poor leader hopes int’l tribunal could serve justice

The demolition of homes in North Triangle is among the cases that would be filed against President Aquino in the coming International People’s Tribunal in Washington DC in July.

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

UN body looks into govt rights violations vs. Corazon de Jesus residents

A United Nations agency has responded to the complaint by urban poor victims who suffered from “one of the most violent demolitions” in the country.

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Now what? | Aquino urged to heed Pope’s advice to address poverty

"We will be watchful in the coming days if the Aquino administration will make a paradigm shift in its programs especially those that concern the urban poor sector."

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