Tags: Demolitions

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…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“What use do I have for school if we lose our home? My parents work as vendors in Makati, I attend school in the nearby high school. If we lose our house, we will be forced to live on the streets. I’m here because I want to help defend our community. We’re poor, but we have dignity. They can’t just drive us out like we’re wild animals,” said Jeffrey, 17.

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Urban poor groups and a government employees union held a protest action in front of the Quezon City Hall to criticize the recently passed local ordinance that designates the East and North Triangles as the city’s central business district. But they were prevented from entering the city…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“The government has no right to call Filipinos squatters in their own country. It has the responsibility to provide its citizens with decent social housing and ensure that they have access to social services.” – Kadamay

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star In the past several weeks thousands of families of informal settlers in the National Capital Region have had their houses or communities demolished or threatened to be demolished by the government and private business interests. In some instances, the demolitions were attended by violence…

PRESS RELEASE May 12, 2011 Kadamay-NCR hits PNoy’s all-out demolition policy of urban poor communities MANILA — Militant urban poor group, Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap – National Capital Region (Kadamay-NCR) today urges the administration of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III to withdraw its all-out demolition policy against urban poor settlers all over the country. On…