May 29, 2015     Philippines
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Urban Poor

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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."

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

‘Nanay Mameng,’ the story of the urban poor

A new play on Carmen “Nanay Mameng” Deunida will show who she was before she became an activist.

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Relocation sites: the land of empty promises in the middle of nowhere

From Luzon to Mindanao, urban poor relocatees tell stories of hunger, worsening poverty and desperation.

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Malabon residents fear looming demolition, loss of livelihood

“Where do they want us to sleep? Where do they want us to live?”

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Urban poor in Rodriguez, Rizal: Living on the edge of uncertainty*

Recalling life as a migrant worker, Magdalena shares her secret on how she was able to endure long years working abroad. Apart from the salary given her, she demanded her boss three simple things: “Treat me as...

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