Improving the quality of life of the people is the better option than violence.
Category: Urban Poor
Sidewalk vendors want to stop being targeted by Manila city’s clearing operations.
Many urban poor pin their hopes on President Duterte’s plan to improve the country.
Urban poor groups are calling for a stop to the demolition of informal settler communities, and to hold former President Benigno Aquino III accountable for the destruction and violence.
“I am not stopping, because what we want is the ever-widening ranks of the organized.”
The political cleavages within the family is obviously a consequence of individual persuasions and particular interests. This fragmentation exposed by ‘Gapok’ makes the symbolic real and emphasizes the micronarratives of poverty.
“The play aims to humanize the struggle of the urban poor. They do not just fight for the sake of resisting the police come demolition day.”
“If the government really wants to uplift us from our impoverished conditions, why did it have to wait for an Apec? They could have helped us long before.”
“The removal and detention of homeless and impoverished residents from where they live and work without due process is a violation of their basic human rights.”
The urban poor group Kadamay said the demolition was meant to pave way for the construction of “Cloverleaf,” a high-end business and residential complex owned by a big real estate company Ayala Land.
“Building resilience and adaptive capacity of the poor to climate change should therefore include providing living wages, regular jobs, more viable livelihood and social services to the poor.”