Their unlawful arrest brought to mind how while the rest of the world is being plagued by a storm that is the COVID-19, not everyone is able to ride the tides with sturdy boats.
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Kailan ipaghahain ng gobyerno ang taumbayan?
Ang community pantries ay kabaligtaran ng tikom na kamay na bakal ng gubyerno.
‘Compassion and respect for human dignity should go with relief packs’
Even during a calamity or health emergency, Bishop Reuel Marigza, general secretary of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines, said that compassion and human dignity should be at the heart of government officials carrying out relief operations.
Cops attempt to foil urban poor efforts to feed hungry amid COVID-19
“They threatened to stop our community kitchen if we will continue with the protests and placards. Will these police officers feed us?”
Arrests in QC reveal lack of gov’t support to lockdown-affected residents
“The people are getting hungry. The answer to their fervent wish is simple. And yet they were violently dispersed and arrested all because this gathering is prohibited?”
The poor are the narrowest targets of COVID-19
“How will we strengthen our immune system when our primary problems here are the lack of food, clean water, and shelter?”, Jonathan Manesia, 38, answered when asked on how he prepares for the infectious corona virus disease (COVID-19).
Reclaiming San Roque through visual art
The artworks remind us that the poor of San Roque are human beings deserving of dignity.
Hi-rise vs. Have-nots
By DEE AYROSO
Urban poor resident suffers miscarriage due to demolition threats
“They thrive on generating fear within the community only to make way for their multi-billion endeavor. It shows how those in power, public and private sector, put a premium on profits while neglecting the fact that the residents have a legitimate basis for staying and then punishing them for it. Even if it costs the life of someone as innocent as an unborn child.”
For casinos, urban poor community faces more threats
The occupants decried the government’s prioritization of commercial and business ventures instead of housing projects for the poor despite ongoing negotiations between the agencies and the community.
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.”