demolition - updates

Rappler's latest stories on demolition


MMDA, Caloocan City Hall tear down 2 barangay halls

Sep 04, 2019 - 11:18 AM

Caloocan City officials demolish a pair of barangay offices built on sidewalks

DEMOLITION. A Caloocan barangay is torn down. Photos from Caloocan PIO

Demolition of charred Davao mall begins but questions remain

May 19, 2018 - 3:26 PM

No charges have been filed so far in relation to the NCCC mall fire that killed 38 people in December 2017

NCCC Mall is scheduled for demolition on May 19, 2018 -- five months after 38 workers were killed in a fire that walloped the four-storey building in Davao City. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Displaced Boracay workers settle for P323/day for 30 days: 'Puwede na'

Apr 27, 2018 - 8:58 PM

'We don't have jobs anymore that's why I'm applying here at DOLE. We were told that we will be street sweepers but I guess that's better than earning nothing,' says a former masseuse along Boracay's beachfront

LONG LINE. Boracay residents who have not been part of the profiling DOLE conducted earlier this year answer forms so they can apply for jobs. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Kim and Moon meeting, Demolition of Boracay structures, Cosby found guilty | Midday wRap

Apr 27, 2018 - 12:23 PM

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WATCH: Demolitions on first day of Boracay shutdown

Apr 26, 2018 - 8:55 PM

The government, some residents, and business owners have started demolishing parts of their homes and establishments

'Malay local gov't has given Boracay demolition go signal' – DPWH

Apr 26, 2018 - 3:29 PM

(UPDATED) The national government has criticized Malay Mayor Ceciron Cawaling for not cooperating earlier. President Duterte signs an order declaring state of calamity in the area only on Thursday afternoon.

DEMOLITION STARTS. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar supervises more than 100 public works personnel on Thursday, April 26, the first day of Boracay Island’s 6-month closure for rehabilitation. Photo by Aikay Rey/Rappler

Bishops visit Marawi church before demolition

Apr 16, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Saint Mary's Cathedral in Marawi was desecrated by local terrorist groups at the height of the siege in 2017

Photos courtesy of DUYOG MARAWI

Malay exec urged voluntary demolition of Boracay structures

Mar 06, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Malay town mayor says demolishing illegal structures on their own will help Boracay Island

Malacañang sees demolition job in Ombudsman probe

Oct 03, 2017 - 4:25 PM

'What all this confirms is that there is indeed a deliberate effort to discredit the President, to mislead the public, and to create popular outrage against the duly elected chief executive,' says Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella announces during a press briefing in Malacañan Palace on June 27, 2017 that the Joint Task Force Marawi is continuing its operations against terrorists as well as the rescue of trapped civilians, recovery of casualties. He added that the Joint Task Force Marawi is also assisting local government units, civil society organizations and non-government organizations in relief operations and recovery and rehabilitation. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Ombudsman urges review of ex-Tuguegarao mayor acquittal

Jan 12, 2017 - 6:00 PM

This is the third time in January that the Ombudsman is asking the anti graft court to reconsider its decision to junk a graft case This time it involves former Tuguegarao mayor Delfin Ting and the demolition of a market

Gov't bans demolitions during Christmas season

Dec 07, 2016 - 6:35 PM

The Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor issues a moratorium on demolitions around the country until January 2017

NO DEMOLITION. The Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor bans all demolition activities this Christmas season. Rappler file photo

Yolanda survivors hit planned demolition of homes in coastal areas

Nov 17, 2016 - 5:35 PM

They say proposed relocation sites in northern barangays are too far from the city center and have inadequate facilities

Children left in Calais Jungle as demolition gathers pace

Oct 27, 2016 - 5:05 PM

Excavators begin tearing down remaining shelters a day after the official operation to clear the camp came to a dramatic end with fires started by departing migrants ripping through the shanty town

THE FATE OF CALAIS. A migrant stands in the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais, northern France, on October 27, 2016, during a massive operation to clear the squalid settlement where 6,000-8,000 people have been living in dire conditions. Photo by Philippe Huguen/ AFP

Duterte: No demolition without relocation under my watch

Jul 18, 2016 - 1:03 PM

Kasi yung walang mapuntahan sirain mo ang bahay parang aso Eh saan pupunta yung mga tao? says President Rodrigo Duterte

'NO DEMOLITION.' President Rodrigo Duterte calls the practice of demolition without relocation inhumane. File photo by Manman Dejeto

4 die in building demolition in north India

Jul 09, 2016 - 6:54 PM

The victims include a father his son and two of their relatives

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Jun 15, 2016 - 12:43 PM

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Lost, jobless: Life after relocation from Jakarta's fish market

Apr 18, 2016 - 2:06 PM

321 families from Pasar Ikan were forced to move to low cost apartments and must now find new ways to make a living

Chinese hospital demolished with patient still inside

Jan 09, 2016 - 3:43 PM

Around 20 people dressed in military fatigues on Thursday destroy part of Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University Huiji district in central Henan province according to the public television channel CCTV

Foreigner injured by debris from Makati hotel demolition

Nov 27, 2015 - 7:55 PM

UPDATED Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña orders a temporary halt on the Mandarin hotel demolition as authorities investigate the incident

Dipolog city gov't defies NCIP, demolishes Subanens' houses

Jul 13, 2015 - 7:13 PM

A building for the Department of Social Welfare and Development will be built in the area in Barangay Sta Isabel Dipolog City Zamboanga del Norte

DEMOLITION. City government workers in Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte, take down the shanty of 42-year-old Subanen Dioscora Rubia on July 13, 2015, defying orders from the indigenous peoples' agency. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

Cop shot as demolition of homes turns violent in Caloocan

May 26, 2015 - 1:56 PM

Police Officer 1 Virgilio Cabangis is shot by one of the residents of Calaanan compound in Caloocan City trying to fend off the demolition team

Residents (L) scuffle with demolition workers during the demolition of an informal settlers community in Manila on May 26, 2015, to redevelop the area into a business district in a joint venture with a private firm. Some 500 families were affected by the demolition. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Informal settlers, police clash at demolition of QC homes

May 05, 2015 - 3:31 PM

The families are relocated to Pandi Bulacan

'AIDS demolition team' report roils China netizens

Dec 30, 2014 - 8:50 PM

The case is the latest to highlight widespread discrimination in China against people living with HIV and AIDS

Renewable energy, Pope message, China Christmas ban | The wRap

Dec 25, 2014 - 7:02 PM

A petition to the Supreme Court: stop charging for renewable energy Pope Francis asks Christians to practice “tenderness A Chinese city bans Christmas

'Binay will overcome' – Erap

Oct 22, 2014 - 2:28 PM

This is a demolition thing says former President Joseph Estrada Even if they have done that the Vice President is still on top of everybody

File photo by Ayee Macaraig, Rappler

How Binay got away from his first graft case

Oct 18, 2014 - 10:25 AM

Betrayal by former allies is not new to the Vice President

Binay ‘begged’ Aquino to stop Senate probe

Oct 17, 2014 - 11:52 AM

Sources close to the President have a different version of what transpired during the October 14 meeting between President Aquino and Vice President Binay

'FRIENDS': President Benigno Aquino III and Vice President Jejomar Binay

Palace on Binay's claims: 'We have no time for that'

Oct 15, 2014 - 6:20 PM

Malacañang brushes aside the allegations of Vice President Jejomar Binay that allies of President Benigno Aquino III are behind a smear campaign against him

Palace denies involvement in Binay 'demolition job'

Oct 08, 2014 - 5:01 PM

We can say categorically that we are not involved in any way Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda says about the latest allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay

Senakulo: Passion and protest

Apr 17, 2014 - 8:30 AM

The Passion play has become a rich source of metaphors to bring forth social political and economic issues

Baguio's Casa Vallejo is 'safe' for now

Jan 14, 2014 - 7:06 PM

NCIP directs the parties involved in the property dispute to maintain the status quo so as not to complicate the issues

A new era for 'Demolition Danny' Ildefonso

Jan 09, 2014 - 3:51 PM

15 year PBA veteran and 8 time champion Danny Ildefonso is at the cusp of a new era in an orange uniform

A NEW ERA. Veteran center Danny Ildefonso (orange jersey) has closed his 15-year journey with the Petron Blaze Boosters (formerly San Miguel Beermen) and has now donned the orange jersey of the Meralco Bolts, signaling the beginning of a new era. Photo by KC Cruz/PBA Images

Demolition attempt turns violent in QC

Jul 01, 2013 - 1:25 PM

Informal settlers along Agham Road throw rocks broken glass and feces at policemen who were carrying out demolition plans

Rape, 'tililing' and other dirty tricks

May 11, 2013 - 8:31 AM

Dirty trick operators have 5 tested methods during campaigns

Davao demolition: No more punching

Jul 28, 2012 - 4:58 PM

A Davao City demolition pushes through after it was deferred in 2011 amid a punching incident involving Mayor Sara Duterte herself

China suicide bomber kills two over house demolition: Xinhua

May 10, 2012 - 4:25 PM

A woman blew herself up to protest the demolition of her house in southwest China killing two people and injuring 14 the official Xinhua news agency said

DILG defers demolition of squatter shanties

Apr 27, 2012 - 8:11 PM

The DILG is reviewing PNP guidelines when assisting demolitions

Bloody demolition: For socialized housing or business?

Apr 26, 2012 - 11:54 AM

Parañaque earmarks over half of city property to be demolished for commercial use Only a small portion is left for informal settlers new homes

CONVERSATIONS: Who should be held accountable for the issues of #informalsettlers?

Apr 24, 2012 - 7:24 PM

Rappler s social media community chime in on the Silverio Compound demolition Who is accountable?

After Baguio tree-cutting, SM linked to Paranaque demolition

Apr 23, 2012 - 6:37 PM

Defiant residents say SM to build condo in contested area SM denies this

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Demolition in San Juan turns violent

Jan 11, 2012 - 4:02 PM

Eviction of residents at a lot meant for San Juan City government s expansion plans turns violent

FIRE. Members of the Eastern Police District shield themselves from an exploding Molotov cocktail during a demolition in Corazon de Jesus in San Juan City, Jan. 11, 2012. Photo by Luis Liwanag.