[In the news] Use ‘pork’ for more housing -SunStar.com

Use ‘pork’ for more housing By Princess Dawn H. Felicitas, SunStar.com February 17, 2013 CEBU CITY — Urban poor families in Cebu City want aspiring senators and congressmen to allocate funds, if they win, to buy lots where the poor can build permanent homes. Some urban poor groups submitted Saturday a four-page covenant for decent…

[In the news] QC informal settlers resist demolition; negotiations ongoing – Inquirer.net

QC informal settlers resist demolition; negotiations ongoing. By Chona Yu, Karen Boncocan 990AM, INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippine – Tensions rose as authorities attempted to demolish some 1000 houses in Barangay (village) Old Balara in Quezon City Wednesday morning but authorities are trying to prevent an outbreak of violence through negotiations, according to reports culled by INQUIRER.net.…

[Press Release] Groups rally against “balik-probinsya program,” call for moratorium on demolitions- Alyansa ng Maralitang Pilipino

The Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) and the Alyansa ng Maralitang Pilipino (AMP) mobilized its members for a rally led by the urban poor alliance Kilos Maralita at the HUDCC main office in Makati. Some 500 urban poor picketed the Atrium Building in Makati this morning. “The proposed balik-probinsya program is a wrong solution to the…

[In the news] Aquino govt eyes distribution of 1.5 million hectares of farm land to informal settlers – Interaksyon.com

Aquino govt eyes distribution of 1.5 million hectares of farm land to informal settlers – Interaksyon.com. Jakarta, Indonesia – The Aquino administration is eyeing the distribution of some 1.5 million hectares of farm land to an initial 560,000 informal settler families in Metro Manila in a bid to decongest the capital and improve agricultural production…

Spare us from cleanup, Manila Bay squatters urge high court – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

Spare us from cleanup, Manila Bay squatters urge high court – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos. By Jerome Aning Philippine Daily Inquirer Source: Inquirer.net, Filed Under: Philippines – Metro, Poverty, Environmental Issues, Judiciary (system of justice), Housing & Urban Planning, Human Rights MANILA, Philippines—An urban poor group has called on the Supreme Court not to…