QC informal settlers barricade vs demolition

Posted at | Updated as of 04/26/12 6:32 PM
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Informal settlers at the Doña Nicasia Subdivision in Quezon City have started putting up barricades in the area in anticipation of the demolition of their houses today.

Residents, however, said they are not willing to resort to violence in case the police and a demolition team arrive in the area.

They alleged that a businessman is claiming ownership over the 900-square meter lot to build a factory.

The lot has been home to some 60 families for over two decades. The residents said it was only recently that someone has claimed ownership of the lot. – Umagang Kay Ganda, April 26 2012