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.
By Marlon Ramos
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.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
Despite violent clashes between informal settlers and authorities, Malacañang on Sunday said the demolition at Agham Road in Quezon City “ended well.”
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.
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
“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
By Niña P. Calleja
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.
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.
By Jamie Elona
A demolition work is ongoing at a disputed land in Quezon City Wednesday, police said.
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.
By Kristine Felisse Mangunay
One person was hurt after violence erupted as authorities prepared to demolish around 50 houses in Valenzuela City on Thursday.
By Erika Sauler
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.
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.