Tags: Urban Poor

Urban poor groups ask housing agencies for concrete plan on no-demolition-without-relocation

“The present leadership of the various shelter agencies appears to be unable to veer away from “the long and bloody record of past administrations of flushing out so-called informal settlers from their communities to make way for big-ticket business or infrastructure projects usually under the pretext of development, city decongestion or even public safety.” – Anakpawis Rep. Ariel Casilao

Ni JOMAR GONZALES ADAYA Bulatlat.com umatake ang mga makina doon sa dagat ng mga kalawanging yerong silungan ng mga panis na pangarap: walang palag ang sahig sa pagkayod ng kamay ng backhoe: may hinuhukay walang imik ang pader sa pagngasab ng pangil ng buldoser: may ginigiba walang reklamo ang lupa sa paggulong ng solidong pison:…

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld The Aquino administration has declared as non-negotiable the relocation of some 20,000 non-formal settler families living along metro Manila’s waterways by the end of this year, and of 100,000 others by the end of Mr. Aquino’s term in 2016. The decision comes in the aftermath of the…

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 JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Pinoy Media Center released its newest documentary on the lives and struggles of urban poor communities in the Philippines. “In this video, you would see how the divide-and-rule tactic is being used against the residents. But you will also see how they manage and how they are…