Tags: Kadamay

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com TIMES ST. Quezon City — Carolina Batarina’s husband left her to fend for their five children a few years ago. Since then, she has been raising their children on her own, trying to make ends meet with the meager income she earns from renting a few rooms in her…

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Urban poor groups and a government employees union held a protest action in front of the Quezon City Hall to criticize the recently passed local ordinance that designates the East and North Triangles as the city’s central business district. But they were prevented from entering the city…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“The government has no right to call Filipinos squatters in their own country. It has the responsibility to provide its citizens with decent social housing and ensure that they have access to social services.” – Kadamay

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
“Residents are being forced to relocate where jobs, electricity and water are scarce. Demolitions and forced evictions automatically translate to workers having to leave their sources of income and children would have to stop from going to school.” Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Luz Ilagan

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
In 2011, rights group Karapatan – National Capital Region has monitored at least one case of demolition a month, which more or less translates to at least three families losing their homes everyday due to demolition.

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Urban poor residents living along BIR road in Quezon City remain vigilant after a recent demolition threat in their community. “We were informed that a demolition team would arrive in our community (last Nov. 28) to demolish the so-called illegal structures. But what surprised us was the…

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – For Rosalinda Sauro, 50, you do not have to be a driver to feel the effects of ceaseless oil price hikes. This president of a local chapter at Kapalaran Village, Quezon City, of the Gabriela Women’s Partylist (GWPa), said most people in their community are also complaining of increasing…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com The urban poor group Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap dismissed the recent report the World Bank (WB) released jointly with the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid) on the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program, formally known as Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps. Malacang said the WB-AusAID report “validates what…