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.
By Nathaniel R. Melican
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.
A PRAYER service will be held at 8 a.m today ahead of a court hearing that would decide on the fate of the 32 families whose homes were scheduled for demolition today in barangay Luz, Cebu City.
Is a paperless court possible in the country?
Urban poor communities facing demolition in Metro Cebu got the support of religious organizations that formed the Cebu Solidarity with the Urban Poor.
By Tweeny M. Malinao
Urban poor leader-turned city councilor Nida Cabrera said she and other similarly situated residents of barangay Luz should not be faulted for their success.
AN URBAN poor group in barangay Luz filed a complaint against Cebu city councilor Nida Cabrera for allegedly violating laws against squatting syndicates and professional squatting.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
Why did it have to be him? This was the pained question posed by slum-dwelling families in Manila who had pinned their hopes for decent housing on Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, after it was confirmed Tuesday that he died in a plane crash on Saturday in the waters off Masbate province.