Residents of Barangay 654 in Intramuros, Manila mounted a picket last September 24 to oppose the impending demolition of their houses. In response, MGen. Debold Sinas deployed police forces in the area that evening to suppress the resistance of residents.
In Tondo, about 5,000 residents are bound to be evicted from their houses at the Katuparan Housing Project in Vitas, Tondo, Manila. The residents received a notice last September 1 ordering them to vacate their houses within 15 days.