September 02, 2014     Philippines
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Monday, July 28th, 2014

Lack of jobs belies DAP is for economic stimulus, says urban poor

“Aquino has opened the country’s economy for the benefit of big foreign businesses. He would even give them tax incentives. But we, Filipinos, are not getting the same. What would happen to us?”

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Relocation site turns into ‘killing zone’

At least 35 residents of a relocation site in Rodriguez, Rizal were killed this year alone in a suspected drug-related killing spree. Among them were three urban poor activists from Corazon de Jesus in San Juan.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

‘What safer place?’ Urban poor relocatees rebuff Aquino

“In fact, we want the DAP to be abolished including the Informal Settlers Fund, which has served as a milking cow to corrupt officials in the National Housing Authority and other shelter agencies of the Aquino administration,...

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Gov’t team, police demolish homes in Cavite

Adelyn Valenzuela, 43, and her family said they have every right to stay in the 1.7-hectare disputed land. Their family, she added, has been living there for 17 years now. Others have been living in the area...

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

West Kamias residents worry over loss of homes, livelihood

“The government keeps on talking about development. We demand that we be part of that development and not send us off to far-flung relocation sites where there are no livelihoods for us.”

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Residents of K-9 to fight demolition of their community

“We have no problem with the road project as long as it is legal and no corruption is involved. We only ask the local government, as well as the national government, to let us stay here. We...

Friday, May 30th, 2014

North Triangle residents slam harassments, threats from ‘private guards’

“Why are you still fighting? There is nothing to fight for. You will all be demolished,” residents quoted a security guard who was threatening them.

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Demolition of homes illegal – Tondo residents

Mary Ann Florenda, president of Samahan ng Magkakapitbahay ng Road 10, said residents were given only seven days to leave their homes, as the notice of demolition was only issued on Apr. 14, 2014.

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Inclusive growth?

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...

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.”

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