By By Julliane Love de Jesus
MANILA, Philippines — Some 500 families were left homeless in a fire that swept through a community of informal settlers in Sta. Cruz, Manila Thursday morning. Radio reports said that fire of still unknown origin broke out at about 5:40 a.m. at a residential area at the corner of Doroteo Jose and Oroquieta Streets. The affected […]
By Maricar B. Brizuela
Around 1,000 people staged a protest on Monday morning against the impending demolition of about 500 houses at the Macda Compound in Barangay (village) Cembo, Makati City, and the relocation of its residents to Trece Martires in Cavite province.
The Department of Budget and management will release P3.78 billion to relocate informal settlers living in danger zones in Metro Manila.
By Matikas Santos
A bill that aims to improve slums and provide socialized housing for poor urban residents of Quezon City was passed on third reading in the Senate Monday.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
Informal settlers and illegal structures are coming back to the idle properties of the North Luzon Railways Corp. (NorthRail) from Caloocan City to Clark Field, Pampanga, because of senior management’s decision to save a few millions in security costs.