Let Them Have Housing

After weeks of uncertainty, President Rodrigo Duterte has made a definitive statement regarding the occupation of government housing units by activist group KADAMAY. True to his roots as a left-leaning politico, he declared that the urban poor who stormed the houses should be allowed to stay despite an eviction notice being served prior.

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Invest in More Social Housing

Recent headlines reported of a mob of angry individuals occupying government property. Reading that should bring back memories of the 2013 Zamboanga Siege orchestrated by the separatist Moro National Liberation Front. However, the takeover of Villa Elise – a state housing settlement in Bulacan – was done by a militant civilian group backed by urban slum […]

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