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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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Moratorium on demolition, initial victory for urban poor * Latest Posts Other Stories Urban Poor 

Moratorium on demolition, initial victory for urban poor

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Urban poor groups said the moratorium on demolition that Interior Sec. Jesse Robredo has issued is an initial and brief victory for communities in Metro Manila. But the fight is far from over. “The urban poor communities in Metro Manila have more time now to further strengthen their barricades while communities nationwide prepare for future battles,” Carlito Badion, Kadamay Vice Chair, said. Robredo has recently announced a moratorium on the demolition of urban poor communities until the government would be able to…

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‘We condemn the Aquino government’s use of violence against the residents of Silverio Compound’ – KMU * Latest Posts Press Releases and Statements 

‘We condemn the Aquino government’s use of violence against the residents of Silverio Compound’ – KMU

Press Statement 23 April 2012 We condemn the Aquino government, the local government of Parañaque City, big capitalist Henry Sy, and the Philippine National Police for using violence in trying to demolish the homes of urban poor residents of Silverio Compound, Parañaque today. The excessive violence inflicted on the urban poor of Silverio Compound resulted in the death of two residents and leaving many other residents seriously injured. Disclaimer | What you are reading is either a press release/ statement or a manifesto. These materials do not go through our…

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Kadamay calls on urban poor nationwide to protest vs brutal demolition in Silverio Compound * Latest Posts Press Releases and Statements 

Kadamay calls on urban poor nationwide to protest vs brutal demolition in Silverio Compound

PRESS STATEMENT April 23, 2012 We express our strongest condemnation of the brutal demolition of homes in Silverio Coumpound, the massacre of our brothers in the hands the Aquino administration. Aquino has only brought death and suffering to the toiling masses then in Hacienda Luista, and now in every urban poor community that he tried to demolish. We express our condolences to the victims of the fascism of the state this afternoon. Our brothers have defended their homes till their death. We salute all the brave urban poor residents of…

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