Tags: Urban Poor

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Eight months have passed since Arnel Leonor, 19, of Silverio Compound in Parañaque City, was killed during the demolition of their homes. As of this writing, no justice has been served and his mother Glenda feels it is taking too long. Eight months, too, have passed since…

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Pinoy Media Center released its newest documentary on the lives and struggles of urban poor communities in the Philippines. “In this video, you would see how the divide-and-rule tactic is being used against the residents. But you will also see how they manage and how they are…

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Urban poor groups trooped to the government housing agency to protest the massive demolition of homes in North and East Triangle areas to give way to the Quezon City Central Business District project. In a statement, Alyansa Kontra Demolition, an alliance of urban poor groups, said their…

By bulatlat.com RODRIGUEZ, Rizal–As Tropical storm “Juaning” (international name: Nock-ten) made landfall in Casiguran, Aurora, some 3,000 families in government relocation sites at Kasiglahan Village Phase 1K and at neighboring areas fear for a repeat of the roof-high flood that savaged the Montalban relocation sites in 2009 when Typhoon Ondoy ravaged the country. Montalban relocation…