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…
Sitio San Roque residents vow to resist demolition, push for on-site development
“Pushing through with the demolition will only add to the number of homeless.”
The courage of mothers yearning for permanent homes
“We hope President Rodrigo Duterte would listen to us.”
‘Gapok’ | A slice of an urban poor family’s life
“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.”
‘What safer place?’ Urban poor relocatees rebuff Aquino
“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’
“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
Artists pay tribute to urban poor leader ‘Nanay Mameng’ through play
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…
Residents resist demolition in Quezon City
“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.
No hope for the urban poor?
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.
Arrest of 7 activists ‘illegal,’ says urban poor group
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…
Carmen ‘Nanay Mameng’ Deunida, modern-day Tandang Sora
By RONALYN V. OLEA
The 84-year-old chairwoman emeritus of Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap is a tireless fighter, an inspiration to the poor