MANILA, Philippines – At least 20 residents were injured in a violent encounter with authorities during a demolition in Phase 3, Block 7, Lupang Pangako in Barangay Payatas in Quezon City on Thursday.
A 6-year-old boy was among those wounded in the demotion.
According to one of the residents, Nita Dionisio, they protested the demolition because they have already filed a petition before the court.
The residents also questioned the actions of a Quezon City official, who is claiming to be the owner of the 450-square meter lot.
They claimed they have been living in the area for 16 years. -- Report from Arnell Ozaeta, dzMM