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Supreme Court wants out of Faura, transfer to Fort Bonifacio

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The Supreme Court has confirmed plans to move out of its Padre Faura Street compound in Ermita, Manila, to Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Thousands still in evacuation center 11 months after Zamboanga siege

A young evacuee, one of the thousands affected by the stand-off between Philippine government forces and Muslim rebels, shelters from the scorching heat as others queue up for food distribution at an evacuation centre inside a sports complex in Zamboanga, on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on September 20, 2013. Philippine security forces killed eight Muslim rebels on September 20 as they hunted the remnants of a guerrilla force hiding in homes of the major city and believed to be holding hostages.      AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

Eleven months after Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) forces tried to occupy the city, the residents displaced by the conflict still do not know if government has a clear housing plan for them.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

After storm, a low-cost housing redesign

THEY are among the thousands of people relocated at the National Housing Authority Southville 7 in Calauan, Laguna province, when Tropical Storm “Ondoy” struck in 2009. Recently, Typhoon “Glenda” made a direct hit on the site.  AL BENAVENTE/CONTRIBUTOR

Pregnant for seven months, 21-year-old Cristina Rubinas opened a tiny store—actually, a wooden table with plastic jars of candies, a few packs of crackers, and cheap junk food—in front her family’s temporary shelter.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Mar Roxas: Creekside slums being cleared at 200 families a week

Informal settlers living along eight major waterways in Metro Manila are being relocated to safer communities at 200 families every week as part of the government’s flood-control initiatives, according to Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

649 squatter families from Pasay now Caviteños


More than 600 families have been relocated from Maricaban Creek in Pasay City as part of the government’s ongoing program to clear the clogged waterways in Metro Manila and mitigate the effects of perennial flooding during the rainy season.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »