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In 2012, urban poor jailed, killed for fighting for homes * Latest Posts Economy Human Rights Other Stories Special Reports Urban Poor Women & Children 

In 2012, urban poor jailed, killed for fighting for homes

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Eight months have passed since Arnel Leonor, 19, of Silverio Compound in Parañaque City, was killed during the demolition of their homes. As of this writing, no justice has been served and his mother Glenda feels it is taking too long. Eight months, too, have passed since Vicente Tiongson, 32, was arrested and jailed. His wife Mylene Marsenes, 24, said he was about to buy food after the demolition when the police arrested him. Since then, she and her two children survive…

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Slow, elusive justice for Arnel, Silverio Compound residents * Latest Posts Top Stories Urban Poor 

Slow, elusive justice for Arnel, Silverio Compound residents

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
“At times, I just want to leave this case in God’s hands. But every time I think of how these people are helping me, especially the party-list groups, I know I have to fight. I am his mother.” – Glenda Leonor, mother of Arnel who was killed during a violent demolition.

Sidebar: Urban, rural poor gather to demand for social justice

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Urban, rural poor gather to demand for social justice * Latest Posts Other Stories Urban Poor 

Urban, rural poor gather to demand for social justice

By PATRICIA LOURDES VIRAY Bulatlat.com Main Story: Slow, elusive justice for Arnel, Silverio Compound residents A month has passed since the brutal demolition at the Silverio Compound in Parañaque City that resulted in the death of Arnel Leonor but justice is still not served. After a program at the barangay gymnasium, the Silverio residents lit candles at the spot where Leonor fell. The Silverio residents then went to Mendiola and met with residents of the other urban poor communities who also face threats of demolition. “Who else will support them…

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Silverio martyr laid to rest, residents vow to fight for justice * Latest Posts Human Rights - Front Other Stories 

Silverio martyr laid to rest, residents vow to fight for justice

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Just as the remains of Arnel Leonor was laid down in his grave, the residents and supporters of the struggle in Silverio compound chanted, “Justice for Arnel.” “As Leonor is laid to rest today, we call for justice for the victims of the brutality of this state. We promise no let up in this fight. The Filipino masses shall soon be able to end this oppressive government and its anti-poor and fascist policies,” Gloria Arellano, secretary general of Kadamay, said. Leonor was…

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