Barricades against demolition of homes

in Brgy. Corazon de Jesus, San Juan

 

May 24, 2011

 

■  Barikada: Panlaban ng mamamayan ng San Pedro sa landgrabbing ni Mayor Cataquiza

 

■  KMU:"Ang laban ng maralita ay laban ng manggagawa!"

 

■  From Dream to Nightmare by Satur Ocampo

 

■  Demolition and Resistance by Carol Araullo

 

■  Barikada (isang tuls) ni Roselle Pineda

 

 

■  Bonus Tracks: Barricades in Paris, 1848 to 1968

 

■  Barricades in UP Diliman in 1971

 

 

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BARIKADA

ni Roselle Pineda
(para sa Corazon de Jesus)


Bilangin ang gamit na nakatiwangwang –
Limang platong plastik
Apat na tasang basag ang tatangnan
Tatlong bangkong gumegewang
Dalawang daster na tagpi-tagpi
Isang pares ng kumot at banig sa maliit na tampipi
Ngayong tila bundok ng basura sa lansangan.
Bilangin ang maragsang hakbang
ng masang nangaripas sa takbuhan
Bilangin ang bawat putok na bumbunan, bukol sa tagiliran,
mga pasa sa buong katawan.

Se prente,
masdan ang gera
kamao sa kamao
sa pagitan ng estado at mamayan
pumapailanlang ang mga hiyaw
ng pagkakaisa’t paglaban.
 

 

 

Palisin ang nangis
Ng mga Inang nawalan
Pahirin ang luha
Ng Kabataang nasaktan
Punasan ang dugo
Ng mga Amang nasugatan
Dahil,
Sa barikada iminamarka
Ang lakas ng masa
Sa makauring tunggalian
Sa pagitan ng nagpapasasa
At pinagsasamantalahan
Sa barikada iginuguhit
Ang pag-aklas
Laban sa mapanupil na pamahalaan
At
Sa barikada ipinagtatagumpay
Ang lakas
Ng nakikibakang bayan.

 

 
   
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Media Release
24 Mayo 2011

Ipagtanggol ang Pinaglabanan! – KMU
“Ang laban ng maralita ay laban ng mga manggagawa!”

Ito ang pahayag ng sentrong unyong Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) sa pakikiisa sa mga residente ng Barangay Corazon de Jesus, Pinaglabanan, San Juan sa harap ng banta ng muling pag-demolish sa mga kabahayan sa naturang lugar ngayong 23-24 Mayo.

Nanawagan ang KMU sa mga manggagawa na makiisa sa paglaban ng mahihirap sa mga atake ng pamahalaan, lokal man o pambansa. Ipinag-uutos ng lokal na pamahalaan ng San Juan, sa pamumuno ni Mayor Guia Gomez, ang pag-demolish sa maralitang komunidad para itayo ang mas malaki at magarang opisina ng lokal na pamahalaan.

“Ipinakita ng unang pagtatangkang i-demolish ang Barangay Corazon de Jesus na kayang biguin ng sama-samang pagkilos ng mga manggagawa at maralita ang pangwawasak ng mga kabahayan ng gobyerno. Sa harap ng panibagong banta ng demolisyon, nananawagan kami para patatagin ang pagkakaisang ito at biguing muli ang lokal na pamahalaan ng San Juan sa tangka nitong mag-demolish ng mga tahanan ng maralita,” ani Roger Soluta, secretary-general ng KMU.

Kahapon, 24 Mayo, bukod sa mga nakapalibot ng pulis sa lugar, bumisita ang dating pangulo at dating meyor ng San Juan na si Joseph “Erap” Ejercito Estrada kasama ang ilang militar na may dala-dalang mahahabang baril. “Kinumbinsi” umano ni Estrada ang mga residenteng mag-self-demolish ng kanilang mga tirahan. Malinaw sa mga residente na panghaharas at propaganda lamang ang pagbisita ng dating pangulo.
 

 

“Sa agawan ng kapangyarihan lang nagtatalu-talo ang mga pulitikong katulad nina Estrada at Aquino. Sa huli, magkasabwat pa rin sila sa pagpapahirap sa mga mamamayang Pilipino. Pareho silang nangangayupapa sa dikta ng malalaking kapitalistang dayuhan at lokal na walang ibang inintindi kundi ang pagpapalobo sa sariling tubo,” ani Soluta.

“Lalong nawawasak, sa mata mismo ng mga taga-San Juan, ang pangako ni Erap at ng pamilya Estrada na sila ay ‘para sa mahirap’ sa pagsasabwatan ng buong pamilya para magpalayas ng mga maralitang lungsod,” dagdag niya.

Nauna nang nagkaroon ng marahas na demolisyon sa Bgy. Corazon De Jesus noong Enero 25, 2011. Nabigo ang kinauukulan na pulbusin ang naninindigang mga residente. Nauna pa rito, sa ilalim ni Pangulong Noynoy Aquino, nakita rin ang militanteng pagtatanggol ng mga maralita sa North Triangle at Laperal sa atake sa kanilang paninirahan.

“Walang paghupa sa ikinasang gyera ni Pangulong Noynoy Aquino laban sa mga maralitang lungsod. Kasabay ng kawalan ng makabuluhang dagdag-sahod, kawalan ng trabaho, nakaamba rin ang malakihan at malaganap na demolisyon sa mga komunidad ng maralita,” ani Soluta.

“Sa ganitong pagkakataon, kailangan ring patibayin nating mahihirap ang pagkakaisa ng ating hanay. Huwag nating hayaang magwagi ang rehimeng US-Aquino sa pagwasak sa ating mga kabahayan at kabuhayan. Ipagtanggol ang Pinaglabanan!” panawagan ni Soluta.###

Reference: Roger Soluta, KMU secretary-general, 0928-7215313

     

 

DAKILANG BAYAN NG SAN JUAN
By Stum Casia · Sunday, January 16, 2011

 

Anong dakilang bayan itong
sa slogan ay nagbibihis masa?

Taon taong nakukuhang
magpabasbas kay Juan Bautista.

Pero mapagbigyan lang ang kapritso
ng high-end na pamilya

papaliparin ang mga
di-pa-artista-si-erap
doon na nakatira.

At si Huseng Batute,
matahimik kaya ang kaluluwa

Ngayong dadalhin sa malayong planeta
ang mga inampon
ng dakilang pangalan niya.

           
           
           

 

From dream to nightmare
AT GROUND LEVEL By Satur C. Ocampo

(The Philippine Star) Updated May 28, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (2)

http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=690538&publicationSubCategoryId=64


In the past several weeks thousands of families of informal settlers in the National Capital Region have had their houses or communities demolished or threatened to be demolished by the government and private business interests.

In some instances, the demolitions were attended by violence and physical injuries, such as what happened at the Laperal Compound in Makati City last month, and before that at New Manila and North Triangle in Quezon City, and at San Roque in San Juan. Threats of demolition keep residents on edge at the Dypac Compound in Tondo, Kadiwa in Navotas, and Pangarap Village in Caloocan, to cite a few cases.

Per Metro Manila Development Authority 2010 data, there were 556,526 informal settler families in the NCR. In a technical working group report that he submitted to President Noynoy Aquino last March 15, DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo says the members of these families comprised “almost 25 percent of the 11.5 million total population of the NCR.”

Of the total, 40 percent or 222,744 families lived in Quezon City, while 18.8 percent or 104,643 families were in Manila. Overall, the number of informal settler families increased by 2.14 percent since 2007.

Against the rising numbers, the government’s shelter program in resettlement areas falls short in response, the report acknowledges. It points out:

“Supply of housing units based on the current allocation scheme is not enough even for relocating informal settler families in danger areas that are considered priority (i.e. along waterways as well as those occupying roads, alleys, and sidewalks), which total to 73,720 families. For these alone, the shortage of housing units amounts to 40,958. If we add thereto the remaining informal settler families living in other danger areas, the shortage rises to 69,644.”

The shortage of housing is not the only problem; the poor quality of resettlement areas is another. This forces many of those resettled to return to their former communities and become informal settlers again. The report observes:

“Economic and social displacement in terms of loss of livelihood, uprooting from communities, and other hardship conditions are faced by the beneficiaries at their relocation sites. Mismatch between skills and job opportunities are often confronted when resettled and a sharp decline in incomes occurs. These situations not only lead to hardship for the families but affect the performance of their shelter programs as well, (because) some people are unable to pay their monthly amortization rates...”

A dire situation, indeed. We shall analyze its causes and discuss the recommended solutions in another column. Meantime, let’s briefly look into the peculiar case of the residents of Pangarap Village in Caloocan.

Pangarap Village covers 156 hectares of the 7,000-hectare Tala Estate (named after the state-operated leprosarium in the area), which was declared a government reservation in 1971 under Proclamation 843, issued by then President Marcos. In 1973, through Presidential Decree 293, Marcos designated the 156 hectares as settlement for low-income families and government employees, including members of the Armed Forces and the Presidential Security Group.

Many of the families have been living there since the 1970s. The place is now a thriving community of 40,000.

However, a dispute arose between the government and a private firm, Carmel Development, Inc., owned by the wealthy Araneta clan. CDI claims ownership of the estate through three Torrens titles and contests the presidential edicts.

Ironically, the CDI is now headed by Greggy Araneta, Marcos’ son-in-law, who’s trying hard to undo the probably one good thing his departed father-in-law did.

In 2002, the Solicitor General filed a petition at the Regional Trial Court to nullify the titles held by CDI and uphold PP 843 and PD 293. The RTC ruled in favor of the government. But in the subsequent appeals, both the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court favored CDI.

Today the issue is pending at the SC after the government filed a motion for reconsideration.

While the case awaits final judgment, CDI has employed various means to induce or coerce the residents to give up their homes. Among the complaints are:

• CDI has engaged the services of a security agency whose guards, armed with M-16 and M-14 rifles, have been going around the village telling the residents to vacate their homes.

• Last March 15, the guards kept firing their weapons for an hour in broad daylight.

• The guards have allegedly demolished a number of houses in the middle of the night.

• At past midnight on April 28, the guards fired indiscriminately at residents who rushed to a house being demolished, wounding three, including a teenage boy and a barangay tanod.

Last May 10, Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Javier Colmenares delivered a privilege speech denouncing the violence and harassments by CDI. He urged the House of Representatives to support the Pangarap Village residents. The legislators agreed to send a delegation to assure the people of their support.

That emboldened the residents to fight for their homes. One mother declared: “Ang pangarap naming magkabahay ay natupad noong 1973. Ayaw naming mauwi ito sa bangungot. (Our dream to have a home was realized in 1973. We will not let it turn into a nightmare.)”
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E-mail: mailto:satur.ocampo@gmail.com

 

     
     
           
     
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Streetwise

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo

 

Demolition and resistance

 

The protest march last Monday called by the urban poor alliance KADAMAY, to denounce a rash of violent demolitions of urban poor communities in Metro Manila, was quite daunting, what with the sweltering heat under the noonday sun.  Nonetheless, my activist instincts impelled me to walk with the diminutive but fiery urban poor leader, Ka Mameng Deunida who, at 80-something, remains at the forefront of their uphill struggle.

 

What struck me immediately was that many of the rallyists were scrawny women who had even scrawnier babies, toddlers and pre-teens in tow.  Even the leaders were mostly women, a testament not so much to women’s liberation it seems, but to the extent of desperation that had taken hold of their households and was forcing the mothers to take a stand. 

 

The protesters’ placards showed that things hadn’t changed much since I began as an activist organizing in urban poor communities some 40 years ago, except that it had obviously gone from bad to worse. The demands remained to be “No to demolitions! Yes to jobs, decent wages, affordable housing, education and health care!” and a fairly new one “Stop urban militarization!”

 

President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III had signed a 10-Point Covenant with the Urban Poor as a presidential candidate and had promised an end to forced evictions.  According to the pro-Aquino Urban Poor Advocates, Mr. Aquino was also committed to “decent relocation” that meant “relocation with quality housing, adequate basic services and sustainable livelihood support.”

 

The return to the practice of forced evictions under the Aquino watch jolted many urban poor communities back to the harsh reality that after elections, they were back to being “eyesores” and “hazards to public safety”. 

 

Six months into his term, Mr. Aquino was forced to grant a four-month moratorium on demolitions after the valiant defense by residents of their sprawling urban poor settlement in North Triangle, Quezon City.  Their homes were being wrecked by the National Housing Authority to give way to a public-private-partnership with a real property developer, Ayala Land, whose owners had supported Mr. Aquino’s presidential bid.

 

The urban poor have shown that pushed to the wall, they can and will fight back.  Stopping the demolition teams by sheer street fighting is a valuable lesson that the urban poor have learned instinctively.  As they learn about the roots of their poverty and insecure existence in the cities, their true empowerment begins.

 

Last April, DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo filed a report to Mr. Aquino on the problem of “informal settlers”, using the more politically-correct term in place of the pejorative one, “squatters”, that is still in use by government, mass media and private property owners.

 

To his credit, the report forthrightly acknowledges the extent of the problem – 556,526 families, whose total members comprise 25% of the projected 11.5 million population in the National Capital Region for 2010 (NSO).  

 

It also candidly states that the “current and projected government shelter programs are inadequate to fully and effectively address the challenge”. The current shortfall is a whopping 523,765 units.

 

The Robredo report bats for making shelter a top priority of the national government with the requisite mobilization of financial resources from both the national government and LGUs.  It highlights the fact that the average Philippine annual expenditure on housing from 2001-2007 was only .089% of GDP, far below what other southeast Asian countries were spending, from a high of 2.089 in Singapore to a low of .383 per cent in Malaysia.

 

It also calls for “socially inclusive urban redevelopment schemes” or those that provide poor, working people, whose labor is necessary to any society, a decent place to live.

 

This translates to a policy wherein “on-site housing solutions shall be exhausted first before considering in-city resettlement, then near-city resettlement and as a last resource, off-city resettlement.”  And in order to accomplish on-site or in-city resettlement, the report advocates medium-rise or high-rise buildings to increase density of the population using a “vertical solution”. 

 

A critical point is underscored: while initial capital outlay for such vertical housing is higher than current estimates of off-city relocation, most planners fail to take into account the latter’s attendant social and economic costs. 

 

These include additional government costs in providing basic services (eg water systems, schools, hospitals); costs to the urban poor such as loss of livelihood or hiked transportation expense to commute to and from work or school; and separation of breadwinners from their families because livelihood opportunities are absent in relocation sites.

 

Of course, government has a habit of dislocating slum dwellers from their already difficult and precarious living conditions only to throw them out into the streets or cart them off to unlivable, far-away relocations sites, hidden from view.  That way, they don’t have to bother about any added costs to the government. Moreover, who cares about how the urban poor fare.

 

The Robredo report, though a welcome departure from previous anti-people government approaches to the “challenge” posed by the urban poor, still fails to address the “push” and “pull” factors underlying the relentless mass migration of rural folk to the cities and the exacerbation of urban poverty and blight as a consequence.

 

In an earlier column, I tried to summarize these factors; to wit:  “The underlying causes of this ever increasing rural to urban exodus are deeply rooted in landlessness (farmers dispossessed, evicted from land they till by land grabbers, land conversion, etc.); entrenched rural poverty and agricultural backwardness (aggravated by neoliberal policies of import liberalization and deregulation, e.g. the removal of agricultural subsidies); landlord and state suppression of peasant struggles against feudal oppression and exploitation; and the continuously deteriorating and overall stultifying living conditions in the countryside.” (See “No titles”, Streetwise 30 September 2011.)

 

This month the Reciprocal Working Committees on Socio-economic Reforms (RWC-SER) of the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) meet again to thresh out the provisions of a bilateral agreement that, if inked, could lay the basis for a negotiated political settlement of the armed conflict that has been raging for more than four decades. 

 

The plight of the urban poor is squarely addressed in a fundamental and thoroughgoing way by the NDFP in its proposals for a Comprehensive Agreement on Socio-economic Reforms (CASER). 

 

The NDFP calls for abolishing land monopoly in the rural areas and redistributing land to the tillers for free; establishing rural industries and supporting agricultural production in order to squarely address the rural poverty that drives mass migration to urban centers. 

 

National industrialization on the other hand is recognized as “the key to a modern and diversified industrial economy” that can ensure livelihoods for the people, guarantee the satisfaction of their basic needs, bring about rapid and sustained economic growth and achieve economic independence from unwanted foreign domination.  In this way decent jobs and other livelihood sources are generated for a burgeoning population, greater social wealth is created and government resources are beefed up as well to be used for the common good.

 

The Robredo report has been sitting on Mr. Aquino’s table unacted upon for more than two months.  

 

Meanwhile the heartless demolitions are back with a vengeance; so too, the people’s growing resistance. #

 

Published in Business World

3-4 June 2011

 

 
 
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Corazon de Jesus

by Richard R. Gappi.

Translated by Angelo Ancheta.

At the town's main hub will stand
high-rise buildings, luxury resorts
and a new hall that will mark heads and pockets
with "THIS IS SAN JUAN: A GREAT TOWN,"
at the expense of helpless babies and kids
suffocated by the demolitionists' tear gas.
How many feeding bottles were dropped?
How many feeding bottles drowned in canal?
How many bottles of innocence
were broken by violent fascistic ways?
How many?
Give me an answer, gentlemen,
before you count and sum up how much
your earnings and mark-ups will be
largely due to your immoderate
greed and anti-poor practices
masqueraded by development programs.
If there is none, however much the amount
you hold in your hands, there are bottles
broken that will cut and incise
deeper and deeper into the recesses
of your mind, into the core of your soul.


(Translated by Angelo Ancheta
January 27, 2011)
 

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Corazon de Jesus
Ni Richard Gappi

Sa pusod ng lupa kung saan itatayo
ang nagtatayugang mga gusali, resort ng luho
at bahay-pamahalaang ang noo at puso
ay tatatakan ng ganito: "SAN JUAN: DAKILANG BAYAN."
sinakal ng kanilang mga tear gas
ang bunsong hininga ng mga sanggol at bata.

Ilang bote ng dede ang nabitawan?
Ilang bote ng dede ang gumulong sa kanal?
Ilang bote ng kawalang muwang
ang binasag ng inyong pasistang karahasan?
Ilan?
Sagutin nyo ito, mga ginoo,
bago nyo sumahin at bilangin kung magkano
ang inyong kita at tubo
dulot ng inyong hindi marendahang
kasakiman at kontra-mahirap
na umano'y programang pangkaunlaran.
Dahil kung hindi, gaano man limpak-limpak
ang inyong hawak, may boteng basag
sa inyong palad; hihiwa, susugat,
hanggang sa ubod ng inyong konsensya't ulirat.


-Richard R. Gappi

10:42PM, Miyerkules, 26 Enero 2011
Angono, Rizal, Pilipinas

 

 

     
     
     
     
           
     
   
     
   
   
           

Demolition at Corazon de Jesus, San Juan, Metro Manila

Video clips by Tudla Productions

           
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NEWSREEL: Press conference sa barikada ng mga residente ng Corazon de Jesus

Presscon at the barricade of residents of Corazon de Jesus, San Juan

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May 24, 2011--while waiting for the possible demolition, local leaders and supporters of Brgy. Corazon de Jesus, San Juan City held a press conference to reg...

 

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San Juan residents vow to defend homes 1

San Juan residents vow to defend homes 1

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May 24, 2011--Interview with Dennis Landiza www.tudla.org

 
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San Juan residents vow to defend homes (Interview with John Mark Malquisto)

San Juan residents vow to defend homes 2

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May 24, 2011--Interview with John Mark Malquisto www.tudla.org

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San Juan residents vow to defend homes 3

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May 24, 2011--Interview with Cora Buban www.tudla.org

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San Juan residents vow to defend homes 4

San Juan residents vow to defend homes 4

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May 24, 2011--Interview with Eliseo Cabesares www.tudla.org

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San Juan residents vow to defend homes 5

San Juan residents vow to defend homes 5

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May 24, 2011--Interview with Kuya Jessie www.tudla.org

 
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San Juan residents vow to defend homes 6
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San Juan residents vow to defend homes 6

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May 24, 2011--Interview with Kuya Jessie www.tudla.org

 
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San Juan residents vow to defend homes (Interview with Nanay Azon)
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San Juan residents vow to defend homes 7

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May 24, 2011--Interview with Nanay Azon

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Neneng Velloria, a resident of Brgy. Corazon De Jesus for more than 40 years.

Brgy Corazon de Jesus residents vow to defend homes

Neneng Villoria, a resident of Brgy. Corazon De Jesus for more than 40 years, is firm with her stand to fight for her right to housing in her town. She asks the local government of San Juan City to answer the Sandigang Maralitang Nagkakaisa (SAMANA) petiti...See More

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Some of the video clips shot at the relocation site of residents of Corazon de Jesus, San Juan in Southville 8 which is being offered by the local government of San Juan City.

Relocation site at Southville 8, Rodriguez, Rizal

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Some of the video clips shot at the relocation site of residents of Corazon de Jesus, San Juan in Southville 8 which is being offered by the local government...

 

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When former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada arrived at Corazon de Jesus this afternoon, he again promised that there will be no demolition. Members of Gabriela-Corazon de Jesus and SAMANA faced him and told him that they do not believe him. Erap ordered his police escorts to arrest Andro Zarate of Anakbayan Metromanila when he led a chanting against demolition.

EXCLUSIVE. Erap hits activist

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Erap hits activist, orders destruction of barricade in Brgy. Corazon deJesus, San Juan City.

 

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Corazon de Jesus, San Juan - A vigil was held last night at the compound in preparation for the demolition. In the video, Anakbayan NCR Chairperson Andro Zarate is giving a lecture on how the residents should evade possible physical attacks from the police force and demolition team.

Corazon de Jesus, San Juan Vigil - May 22, 2011 [HD]

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Pagkilos ng Sandigang Maralitang Nagkakaisa patungong Mendiola

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26/05/2011
PRESS RELEASE MAYO 26, 2011

BARIKADA: PANLABAN NG MAMAMAYAN NG SAN PEDRO
SA LAND GRABBING NI MAYOR CATAQUIZ

SAN PEDRO, LAGUNA— Ngayong araw, Mayo 26, nasa gitna ng malaking banta ng palayasin ang mga mamamayang ng Villa Rosa Homes Brgy Estrella , San Pedro Laguna ng mismong punonglungsod na si Calixto Cataquiz at bilang tugon dito magtatayo ang mga mamamayan ng San Pedro ng barikada para pigilan ang bantang ito.

Sa pahayag ni Mulong Jallores, tagapagsalita ng Katipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap- Laguna (KADAMAY-Laguna) sinasabi nitong iligal ang gagawing pagpapaalis sa mga residenteng ito. “Nagbabayad ang mga residente sa debeloper, mayroong mga resibo at katibayan , kung kaya iligal at hindi makatarungan ang gagawing pagpalayas ni Mayor Cataquiz sa mga mamamayan. “ ani Jallores.

“Kung kaya manininindigan ngayon ang mga residente at makiki-isa ang mga mamamayan ng San Pedro sa barikada, bilang ito ang nakikita naming, mga simpleng mamamayan na ang aming kolektibong lakas ang tiyak naming masasandigan lalo na at nasa kapangyarihan ang nang-aapi sa amin.” Dadag pa ni Jallores.

”Nakiki-isa ang Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Timog Katagalugan (BAYAN-TK) sa mga residente ng Villa Rosa Homes, kasabay ng ating pagkundena dito sa ginagawang land-grabbing ni Mayor Cataquiz. Malinaw na ginagamit nitong si Cataquiz ang kanyang kapangyarihan upang ang mamamayan ay itaboy at maisulong nito ang mga pansariling interes” Ito ang pahayag ni xL Fuentes, tagapagsalita ng BAYAN-TK.

“Hindi hiwalay ang nagaganap na land-grabbing sa San Pedro na ginagawa ng mga nasa kapangyarihan tulad ni Mayor Cataquiz, hindi ito hiwalay doon sa ginawa ni dating gobernadorang si Ningning Lazaro sa mga mamamayan ng Parian, Calamba, at lalong hindi rin ito hiwalay sa ginagawa ng Pangulong Noy-noy Aquino na pagkakait ng lupa sa mga mamamayan ng Hacienda Luisita. Habang ganito ang kairalan ng lipunan at ganito ang ginagawa ng mga nasa kapangyarihan, hindi titigil ang mga mamamayan sa paglaban” pagwawakas ni Fuentes. ###st

References: XL Fuentes, Spokesperson, BAYAN-TK
0927-8066-248

 

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Barricades in Paris

1848 to 1969

           

To the Barricades!

Photos of Revolutionary Paris

June 14, 2010

By Rachel

The rich and tumultuous history of Paris can be told in part by a vast series of photographs, lithographs, and other images now available to anyone with an internet connection. The Paris en Images collection is an excellent database with a search feature which allows the researcher to find images by keyword and date. What’s even better is that they are freely available for private and scholarly use.

 

The barricade has been almost as much a part of Parisian history as the Seine river. Since the 16th century Parisians have dug up paving stones and piled them into barricades during numerous revolutions, insurrections, and protests. Here, I’ve picked some of my favorite images of barricades, and in places very much recognizable in present-day Paris. We think of Parisian history (and by extension that of France) as being an ever-changing series of radically different regimes. It’s interesting to me, however, to see the continuity in the form of protest, both on the right and left.

 

From:

 

http://enfrancaisclasse.com/2010/06/to-the-barricades-photos-of-the-revolutions-in-paris/

 

 

   
Revolution of 1848, Remains of a Barricade on rue Royale Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871, Barricade at l’Étoile
Paris Commune, 1871, Barricade at Hôtel de Ville Paris Commune, 1871, Vendôme Column Pulled to the Ground
Construction of a Barricade at a Gate of Paris, August 1914 1934, Protest of the Ligues de droite (right-wing political organization)
Liberation of Paris, Barricade at the Pont Neuf and rue Dauphine, August 1944 May 1968, Barricade on the rue Racine
   
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