Ang Bayan
June 21, 2019

Police demolishes evacuee camp

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Police officers demolished the camp of Lumad evacuees near the provincial capitol in Cagayan de Oro City on June 18. Lumads from Sitio Kamansi, Barangay Banglay, Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental have been camping in the area for more than a year due to military occupation of their community. The occupation will pave the way for the operation of big geothermal and mining companies in Mt. Balatucan, including the Balatucan-Balingasag Geothermal Prospect Energy Development Corporation.

DEMOLITION. Five individuals were wounded, one of whom is in critical condition, during a demolition in Sitio Malipay III, Barangay Molino IV, Bacoor, Cavite, on June 18. The Villars ordered the demolition to pave the way for the construction of infrastructures in the area.

On June 10, 55 SWAT elements and local government agents demolished civilian residences at Sitio Kawayanan, Titus Street in Barangay San Agustin, Novaliches, Quezon City. Despite having lived in the area for several decades, residents were forcibly evicted to pave the way for the construction of “Bistekville,” a housing project of the local government.

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