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Fire in Cebu village causes heavy traffic

VIEW FROM THE TOP. Flames consume homes at Barrio Luz. (CDN PHOTO/LITO TECSON)

Traffic was heavy at a major thoroughfare here after a portion of the road was closed due to a fire that struck Barangay (village) Luz, a densely urban poor village in Cebu City.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

500 houses destroyed in fire

At least 1,500 families were displaced after a fire struck a densely populated urban poor village here, destroying nearly half of all the village’s houses.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Energy-efficient, disaster-resilient homes for urban poor unveiled

PHOTO by Kristine Sabillo/INQUIRER.net

Along Estero de San Miguel in Sampaloc, Manila looms a three-story building. Painted blue and beige, the structure features two fictional enterprises: a barbershop and a crafts store on the first floor. Above it are two residential units with windows wide open. A third of the building is devoted to the staircase, seen from afar through metal screens where small plants are hung.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Informal settlers in QC lay down EDSA to stop relocation


Informal settlers in Quezon City protested against the demolition of their homes by lying down along the northbound lane of EDSA for several minutes Friday.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Aquino orders Roxas to spearhead relocation of estero-dwellers

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas II.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Aquino has ordered Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II to immediately buckle down to work and relocate thousands of estero-dwellers in Metro Manila.

Posted: August 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »