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PNP seeks talks with ex-rebels securing claimants

Police have reached out to former members of the Cordillera People’s Liberation Army (CPLA) for a dialogue after they were identified in a Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) report as providing security to land claimants and squatters here.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Quake-resilient homes at P300/month for Manila squatters


For as low as P300 a month, close to 600 families living along waterways and other danger zones in Sampaloc, Manila, may now own quake-resilient homes without leaving the city.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Palace: Agham demolition ‘ended well’

A YOUNG boy helps pick up what’s left of his family’s shanty after a recent demolition of a slum colony on Agham Road to make way for a new business district in Quezon City. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Despite violent clashes between informal settlers and authorities, Malacañang on Sunday said the demolition at Agham Road in Quezon City “ended well.”

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Angat River relocation starts

After a month’s delay, the provincial government has started relocating residents living along Angat River to their new homes in Barangay (village) Catacte here.

Posted: October 7th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Heard on Radyo Inquirer 990AM: Tondo squatter on impending home demolition

We will not go down without a fight. We have been waiting for them (Department of Public Works and Highways demolition team) to come and tear down our houses but we will not let them. Bombs made from human waste will greet them if they step into our territory and attempt to demolish our homes.—Mary Ann Florendo, president of the Samahan Ng Magkakapitbahay Sa Road 10 in Tondo, Manila

Posted: September 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Heard on Radyo Inquirer 990AM: EPD exec on how squatters were told to relocate

“We explained to informal settlers living near the waterways of Barangay Salapan [in San Juan City] that they should grab the opportunity to transfer to a much safer relocation site. We were also able to convince them not to [listen to] militant groups.”—Eastern Police District deputy director Senior Supt. Danilo Maligalig

Posted: August 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Relocation of estero families on

RELOCATION DAY  Government agencies will be relocating informal settlers living along eight clogged waterways in Metro Manila starting Monday. First to go are those living along the river in Barangay Salapan in San Juan City who will be moved to their new homes in Bulacan.  ARNOLD ALMACEN

Soon, having “Manggahan Floodway” as a residential address in Metro Manila will be a thing of the past as the clearing of squatter colonies choking Metro Manila’s waterways finally begins Monday.

Posted: August 5th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fire victims or not, Makati biz hub squatters must go

A day after a fire struck a slum community ironically called Botanical Garden within the Makati City central business district, Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay announced that all residents of the compound, not just those affected by the fire, will be relocated.

Posted: July 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Cops deployed to QC demolition site to quell tension


A demolition work is ongoing at a disputed land in Quezon City Wednesday, police said.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

House bill filed to make evictions humane

Parañaque Rep. Gustavo Tambunting: Make evictions humane  PHOTO FROM PARANAQUE.GOV.PH

There should be a code of conduct for operatives tasked with demolishing informal settlers’ homes on private or government property, according to Parañaque Rep. Gustavo Tambunting.

Posted: July 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

1 hurt as cops, illegal settlers clash in Valenzuela City


One person was hurt after violence erupted as authorities prepared to demolish around 50 houses in Valenzuela City on Thursday.

Posted: July 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Group claiming Agham Road land sues QC mayor for ‘crime against humanity’


An organization claiming ownership of a piece of property along Agham Road in Quezon City sued Mayor Herbert Bautista for allegedly committing a “crime against humanity” and asked the court for a writ of amparo to dismantle the fence that has “imprisoned” the residents of the community.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Quezon City creek folk to get houses

The Quezon City government is set to build more than 700 homes for informal settler families along the San Juan and Tullahan rivers, who have been targeted for relocation by the end of July.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
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  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
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  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
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  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
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  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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