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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 »

Heard on Inquirer Radio 990AM

We’ve been living here for 30 years now. Finally, the government has promised to take urgent measures to address our worsening situation. What we are asking for is just a decent relocation site.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

QC council passes ordinance for eviction of ‘professional squatters’

Herbert Bautista FILE PHOTO

The Quezon City council has passed on third and final reading an ordinance directing barangay (village) officials and a local agency to summarily evict persons, particularly members of professional squatting syndicates, illegally building structures on public and privately owned lots.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Squatters wait in vain for demolition team

Families squatting on the Royal Compound property in Mandaluyong City make their sentiments known on placards displayed in the area as they protect their houses from a demolition team.  GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

Informal settlers living on a disputed piece of land in Mandaluyong City formed a human barricade on Monday in anticipation of the arrival of a demolition team.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Estero folk transfer to new homes in Bulacan

TRANSITION  Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman inspect a site in Barangay Muzon, Bulacan, where informal settlers from San Juan will be relocated.  MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Teresita Soreta left her family’s shanty near the San Juan River in Barangay (village) Salapan, San Juan City, before dawn Monday and excitedly went to the village covered court.

Posted: August 6th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »