December 22, 2014     Philippines
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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...

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Demolition turned us into activists — North Triangle residents

"I would have never been an activist if the government did not tear down our homes." -- Estrelieta Bagasbas, chairwoman of September 23 Movement

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Relocation site almost wiped out by typhoon

Thousands of residents affected in flooded relocation sites in Montalban.

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

‘Do you have a heart, Mr. President?’ | Katuparan residents slam eviction threat

“Residents have endured the decrepit state of the buildings, which should have been maintained by the NHA but the residents have in fact been doing the needed repairs themselves. Now, they have been told that the housing...

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...

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