Residents of Calaanan Compound in Caloocan urge action from the government to give humane relocation and adequate financial assistance to those affected by the recent demolition.
The court ordered the writ of demolition for the area is said to be a private property owned and bought by a businessman Alfredo Yao through SMI Development Corporation. Residents who settled to demolish their homes, prior the turmoil, are set to be given Php 60,000 by the corporation. With regards to the property, people question the hastiness of the claim as it is without proper consultation and notification.
Estimated that around 500 families affected, most have no place to sleep but the streets. Residents also demand for validated papers and document regarding possession of land by Alfredo Yao and the SMI Development Corporation and, in addition, compel the government to process demolition, legally with transparency.