By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
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.
By Matikas Santos
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.
By TJ Burgonio
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.
By Leila B. Salaverria
The government must put a stop to the demolition of squatter shanties in Metro Manila because its off-city resettlement program still leaves a lot to be desired, and ongoing efforts to transfer illegal settlers has resulted in violence, according to Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap.
Nobody wants to be poor. We don’t want to be poor either. The government must address the real problems of the urban poor, and demolitions are not the solution. –Carlito Badio, secretary general of the urban poor group Kadamay
By Julie M. Aurelio
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.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
Evangelist Eddie Villanueva on Sunday signed a covenant with over 100 urban poor leaders in Manila’s Smokey Mountain, vowing to champion the cause of the saguiguilid, or the country’s marginalized sectors, by giving them a bigger role in the country’s economic development.
By Christian V. Esguerra
With the campaign period for local candidates set to begin on Black Saturday, former President and now Manila mayoral candidate Joseph “Erap” Estrada is all business for his showdown with the incumbent Alfredo Lim, who is seeking a third and final term.
By Kristine Felisse Mangunay
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.
MANILA, Philippines — Tragedy struck two days before Christmas in Caloocan City where three children died in a half-hour fire that razed a cluster of shanties Saturday night, six months after the same neighborhood went up in flames. The city fire department identified the three fatalities as 8-year-old Ace Kirby Alejandre, and siblings Wendy [...]
By Chito O. Aragon
, Edison A. Delos Angeles
Hundreds of residents of an urban poor resettlement site in barangay Tisa, Cebu City lost their homes in a fire that destroyed around 80 houses yesterday afternoon.
Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama yesterday ordered the owner of a privately-owned lot to destroy the fence, blocking more than half of the access road of an urban poor community in two sitios in barangay Lahug.
By DJ Yap
Muted tension filled the room when Item No. 93 was announced at the auction of tax-defaulted properties in Quezon City on Thursday last week. Up for bidding was a parcel of land in Barangay Pansol.