June 3, 2009
Alyansa ng Maralitang Pilipino
Families affected by the PNR Rehabilitation project from the Bicutan Segment picketed in front of the National Housing Authority Office today to demand their acceptance as beneficiaries eligible for entry to the relocation site.
Michael Dasigan, President of the Pinagkaisang Mamamayan mula sa Riles (PMR), presented documents regarding the issue, including letters to various government offices. Despite the documents, they have been denied access to the relocation site.
Michael Dasigan said that, “Iregularidad sa tanggapan ng NHA ang dahilan kung bakit wala pa rin kaming bahay magpasahanggang ngayon. Ang pagpapatupad nila ng Code of Policy na labag sa batas, ang mabagal at malabong sistema ng pagpoproseso ng aming mga requirements at kakulangan sa pagkilala sa katangian ng mga maralita sa riles ang mga ultimong dahilan kung bakit hindi episyente at magpasahanggang ngayon ay may mga pamilyang naiwan sa perokaril.”
Dasigan added, “Today’s negotiation is crucial, for the first time we will meet with Assistant General Manager, Mr. Froilan Kampitan to air our demands. If they disapprove our petition then we will also be denied our temporary shelter thus forcing us to go back to railways.”
After the dialogue they will join the farmers at the House of Representative to push for the passage of the CARPER and the protest against the passage of the con-ass resolution.