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Quake-resilient homes at P300/month for Manila squatters

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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 »

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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’

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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

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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

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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 »

Relocation of estero families on

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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 »

1 hurt as cops, illegal settlers clash in Valenzuela City

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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’

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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 »

4 leaders of militant group to be charged for Agham Road clash in QC

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The Quezon City Police District will be charging four leaders of a militant group for allegedly leading a violent clash between squatters and lawmen near a slum community along Agham Road on Monday.

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

New Malabon mayor to focus on floods, squatting problem

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Flooding is at the top of Malabon Mayor-elect Antolin Oreta III’s priorities as he officially takes over the city’s helm on Sunday.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

2,000 homeless as fire spreads to 180 houses in San Juan

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A resident trains a small hose at his still smoldering house after fire hit a slum area in suburban San Juan City on Christmas day Tuesday. AP

What was supposed to be a day filled with merrymaking turned into one of the most tragic moments in the lives of thousands of families in San Juan City, after their houses were razed by a monster fire early Tuesday morning.

Posted: December 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Housing law misconceptions resulted in failure to resolve squatting–former senator

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Former Senator Joey Lina on Thursday said misconceptions arising from the understanding of the Urban Development and Housing Act (UDHA) resulted in the failure to resolve the proliferation of illegal settlers in the country.

Posted: June 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Valenzuela city slum residents undergo fire drill

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Residents of a slum area in Barangay (village) Paso de Blas in Valenzuela City held a fire drill Sunday that taught them what to do in case of fire.

Posted: March 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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