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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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Being jailed for supporting the urban poor struggle only made him stronger * Latest Posts Other Stories Urban Poor 

Being jailed for supporting the urban poor struggle only made him stronger

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — During the first year commemoration of the violent demolition of homes in Corazon de Jesus, San Juan last January 23, Mark Louie Aquino, 26, spokesperson and second nominee of Kabataan Parylist, received the loudest cheers from the residents who graced the event. When he mentioned that he is facing 14 court cases for helping the residents during the recent demolition, the cheers got even louder. Aquino is among the 24 residents and “non-resident activists” who were arrested for protecting their homes from…

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Mga bato * Latest Posts Poetry 

Mga bato

Ni MARK ANGELES Bulatlat.com May mga batong nakasalansan sa likod ng barikada sa bukana ng Barangay Corazon de Jesus. Nasa panig sila ng mga nangangamba na matibag ang kanilang sinisilungan pagdating ng dapithapon. Maging ang mga bato ay naghihintay— nananabik na sila ay magamit pang muli dahil saan nga ba sila nagmula kundi sa katawan din ng mga itinindig na pader ng mga itinaguyod na bahay? Piniraso sila mula sa tagiliran tulad ng tinapay. Ilang sandali pa, magliliparan na sila papunta sa mga kaaway kasama ng mga basyo ng suka…

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