Friday, January 11, 2013

Advisory: Protest vs. demolition in GMA, Cavite

Media Advisory
January 11, 2013
Partido ng Manggagawa
Contact Ramil Cangayao @ 09499797400

Protest vs. demolition in GMA, Cavite

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 since last Wednesday when an attempt was made to a 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.

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.

Attached are photos of the march.

No comments: