“This is part of an all-out assault against the people to further their repressive chokehold on ordinary Filipinos.”
“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.”
“I would have never been an activist if the government did not tear down our homes.” — Estrelieta Bagasbas, chairwoman of September 23 Movement
This is a story of young boys and girls and it begins in a room with a pastel green door and walls with hot air balloons, flowers and robots and a crawling pink crab.
“Why are you still fighting? There is nothing to fight for. You will all be demolished,” residents quoted a security guard who was threatening them.
“I thought that our struggle would end when we accepted the offer to relocate. But now I realized that it is not yet over.”
“We are here to show you that you are not alone in this violent and sad eviction. We will strive to do what we can for justice, for humaneness and for the fulfillment of God’s will to happen,” Bishop Deogracias Iñiguez said.
On Jan. 27, 2013 residents of North Triangle hurled stones and bottles at the demolition team to defend their homes from demolition due to the 11.3-meter road widening project along Agham Road. Photos by BART MANOGUID
“The January 27 demolition of homes of the urban poor in the North Triangle was “the most overkill” in the number of police forces deployed, teargas fired and high-powered rifles displayed.” – CTUHR
“The new wave of demolitions along Agham Road in Sitio San Roque, Quezon City, wreaks of violence and wanton disrespect for basic human rights. From the looks of it, not even an iota of humanity was present during the demolition.” – Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon
“We are expecting that these attacks against the welfare of the urban poor would continue this 2014. But we will continue to push and fight for our rights, for our livelihood and for decent pay.”