Saturday, January 12, 2013

Advisory: Barricade vs. demolition in GMA, Cavite

Media Advisory

January 12, 2013
Contact Ramil Cangayao @ 09499797400

WHAT: Ongoing barricade against eviction attempt

WHERE: Market Site (near municipal hall) in Gen. Mariano Alvarez, Cavite
DETAILS: Ongoing barricade and protest by community residents in Gen. Mariano Alvarez, Cavite to stop real estate development. Some 60 families plus scores of vendors in Market Site (near municipal hall) resist planned eviction to give way to Lotus Mall.
The situation has been tense since last Wednesday when construction crew attempted to build a wall to enclose the development site. In the confrontation, community leader Virginia Panahon was physically threatened using a bolo and also warned with arrest by the barangay captain. Since then residents and vendors have maintained a vigil to defend their community and livelihood. Yesterday police mobile cars were seen patrolling the community.
Last December 18, some 100 residents and vendors marched from the Market Site to the municipal hall to demand a relocation site. Members of Samahan ng Naninirahan sa Market Site were joined by the Cavite chapter of Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) and Alyansa ng Maralitang Pilipino in the protest. The dialogue with an official of Mayor’s office yielded no result.

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