“The demands of the residents are legitimate and the local government unit as well as the national agencies concerned with housing programs could have engaged the residents in a more extensive and comprehensive dialogue so that violence could have been prevented.”
By BULATLAT MANILA – Human rights lawyers and urban poor residents of Quezon City has asked the courts to order a halt to the so-called “voluntary” drug testing being conducted by the Philippine National Police in communities in the city. The National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) led 30 Quezon city residents who filed a…
“Pushing through with the demolition will only add to the number of homeless.”
“We hope President Rodrigo Duterte would listen to us.”
“The play aims to humanize the struggle of the urban poor. They do not just fight for the sake of resisting the police come demolition day.”
“In fact, we want the DAP to be abolished including the Informal Settlers Fund, which has served as a milking cow to corrupt officials in the National Housing Authority and other shelter agencies of the Aquino administration, and a source of business capital to low-cost housing firms.” – Montalban Relocatees Alliance
“Nanay Mameng, isang dula” is a play on the life of Carmen Deunida, an urban poor advocate in the Philippines. Photos by Janess Ann J. Ellao Produced by Bulatlat Multimedia
Press Release Artists such as renowned lights designer Katsch Catoy, filmmaker Adjani Arumpac and Brandon Relucio, theater artist Noel Taylo, theater artist and dancer Edwin Quinsayas, visual artist Rowena Bayon, graphic artists Tom Estrera III and Jennifer Padilla, musician and video editor RJ Mabilin, musician Louie Eslao and theater and film artist Bonifacio Ilagan collaborated…
“The authorities do not know that recycling plastics is the only livelihood we know. If they will dislocate us from our home and source of livelihood, it will only bring us to a more impoverished living condition,” Shirley Carillo, leader of the local organization Samahan ng Magkakabitbahay sa Waterhole, said.
They are being moved from one place to another; they have no stable jobs or sources of livelihood. Now, even basic social services are being denied from them.
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Urban poor group Kadamay said the arrest of their seven members last Feb. 4 was illegal. “The action of the MPD (Manila Police District) is tantamount to illegal arrests and abuse of authority,” Gloria Arellano, Kadamay national national chairperson, said. Members of Kadamay were about to hold…