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Fire in Cebu village causes heavy traffic

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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

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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

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INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

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

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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 »

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