“Pushing through with the demolition will only add to the number of homeless.”
Category: Urban Poor
“Because of extreme poverty, the government should create and provide regular jobs to enable the poor majority to live decent lives.”
“Where is the change that you promised?”
“All we need right after the fire tragedy is speedy government support and economic aid. We don’t want to be displaced from our community because it means taking us away from our sources of livelihood.”
“Where will they get the money for bail? This is further oppression of the poor whose only fault is to fight for the land they have been living on for more than 30 years.”
At Camp Karingal, the police did not even bother feeding the 57 Apollo residents it ‘arrested.’
“They have lived in the streets for nine months, with no relocation or aid, and now that they are reclaiming what is rightfully theirs, they are being treated like criminals?”
Kadamay declares “initial victory” for #OccupyBulacan.
“Many informal settlers are struggling to meet their families’ daily basic needs, and are also ineligible for housing loans from the Home Mutual Development Fund (HMDF) and Pag-IBIG.”
They held numerous dialogues with the appropriate government agencies to air their problems such as lack of housing, the expensive amortization and the lack of social services.
“We hope President Rodrigo Duterte would listen to us.”