Friday, April 18, 2008

MEDIA ADVISORY: Urban poor groups set to stage protest rally at the NHA office in QC

Attention: News Editor, News Desk, Reporters and Photojournalists


Urban poor groups set to stage protest rally at the NHA office in QC

Urban poor groups led by the Task Force Anti-Illegal Demolition (TF-AID) will stage a rally on Monday at the National Housing Authority (NHA) main office in Quezon City to protest the government agency’s non-compliance of the PGMA’s instructions issued January 31st 2008 in MalacaƱang Palace in a meeting attended by housing officials, urban poor representatives and CBCP representatives Archbishop Diosdado Talamayan and Bishop Ramon Villena.

In that meeting the President agreed to in-city and near-city relocation sites in Taguig, Navotas and Montalban. So the urban poor leaders will ask NHA General Manager Laxa what he has done regarding these sites.

The President also said in that meeting that she has allocated 4 billion pesos for families affected by gov’t infrastructure projects and for families living in danger areas. The TF-AID will ask NHA what happened to the money.

The urban poor leaders say they will report to the CBCP the outcome of the meeting with NHA.

Photo ops: Protesters will line up for porridge (lugaw) to dramatize the situation of urban poor people who will be displaced amid looming food crisis.

Date: April 21, 2008 (Monday)

Time: 10:00 AM

Venue: In front of the National Housing Authority (NHA) Main Office, Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City

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