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For tens of thousands in Sao Paulo, squatting is only way out

May 20, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Squatters occupy some 200 buildings in Sao Paulo, a metropolis that is also home to Brazil's billionaires

A resident is seen at the Prestes Maia building which is occupied by squatters in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 14, 2018. Occupied since 2010, the abandoned building with 21 floors houses the largest occupation in Latin America, where 478 families now live. / AFP PHOTO / NELSON ALMEIDA

Manila to relocate 7,000 families in esteros

May 12, 2017 - 12:23 PM

The Manila city government is looking into reclaiming a portion of Manila Bay for its housing project with China s Shanghai Nanjiang Group

Manila's financial district is seen from a slum area before the lights are turned off to mark Earth Hour in Manila on March 28, 2015. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Bulacan informal settlers urge NHA to approve housing applications

Apr 17, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Members of Partido Manggagawa in Bulacan say their applications have been pending with the National Housing Authority for two years and counting

LEGITIMATE. Informal settlers in Bulacan urge the National Housing Authority to approve their application that has been pending since April, 2015. Photo from Partido Manggagawa

Part 2: The battle of the land titles

Dec 30, 2016 - 11:00 PM

Two investigations – one in Manila and another in Quantico Virginia – on the documents related to the Ragua heirs land claim in Quezon City yield interesting and possibly far reaching results

CONTESTED PROPERTY? An aerial view of SM North Edsa and Trinoma Mall in Quezon City. Image from Google Maps

Part 1: 'Rightful' owners of prime lot in QC fight back

Dec 30, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Heirs of the purported owner of the prime lot where SM North EDSA and Trinoma Mall now stand want to get back what they believe to be legally and rightfully theirs

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

Informal settlers, police clash at demolition of QC homes

May 05, 2015 - 3:31 PM

The families are relocated to Pandi Bulacan

JV: Sue barangay execs with squatter ‘colonies’

Jul 31, 2013 - 5:59 PM

Sen JV Ejercito says don t always blame the governors or mayors – barangay officials are usually the ones coddling squatters as a source of votes

'CODDLING SQUATTERS.' Sen JV Ejercito says the national government should hold accountable barangay officials who are "coddling squatters," and allow them to return after relocation. Photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig

#PugadBaboy: Imbyernang Settlers

Jul 13, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Bianca Gonzalez professional haters and squatters

#PugadBaboy: Imbyernang Settlers punchline 2

Jul 13, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Bianca Gonzalez professional haters squatters and resettlement areas

#PugadBaboy: Imbyernang Settlers punchline 3

Jul 13, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Bianca Gonzalez professional haters squatters and the Chinese in the Spratly Islands

Relocated families return to vote

May 22, 2013 - 7:00 AM

On election day Nancy says 150 voters return to their former neighborhood to vote

Philippines to move 100,000 squatters

Jan 12, 2013 - 6:00 PM

Metro Manila plans to clear 6 major waterways before the typhoon season starts in June

INFORMAL SETTLERS. The government intend to relocate 100,000 slum dwellers living along major waterways as a flood control measure. Photo by AFP.

How can selling housing units to informal settlers be profitable?

Nov 26, 2012 - 11:02 PM

Low cost housing developments are an untapped market in Manila says a property developer

TARGET MARKET? Slum dwellers are profitable housing unit buyers? Photo by AFP

Robredo advocated for youth, urban poor

Aug 28, 2012 - 9:08 AM

The youth and urban poor were among the sectors closest to Jesse Robredo s heart Students and former Naga squatters say thank you to the late Interior Secretary for changing their lives

DILG defers demolition of squatter shanties

Apr 27, 2012 - 8:11 PM

The DILG is reviewing PNP guidelines when assisting demolitions

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?

1 dead, 6 hurt in demolition

Apr 23, 2012 - 1:46 PM

One person was killed while at least 6 were injured as heavily armed riot police clashed with hundreds of squatters in Parañaque

Manila's biggest challenge

Apr 03, 2012 - 11:18 AM

Will the Manila of the 21st century move forward in the manner of Jakarta and Shanghai or will it slip backwards into the urban horror stories of cities like Dhaka Lagos and Karachi?