Hundreds of people living in Esteros will gather in front of PRRC (Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission) tomorrow August 23 at 10:00 AM, to ask the agency to halt all planned demolitions along waterways and estuaries.
Esteros residents and Urban Poor Associates (UPA), a housing rights advocate, want PRRC Chairperson Gina Lopez to listen to their alternative housing proposals. The groups have had a series of meetings with the Palafox Architects in order to come up with housing designs appropriate for the esteros. This modern design of houses along esteros will not interfere with the cleaning of the waterways. While the people living on the esteros will have a decent place to dwell in in the city. They assured the government that they will protect the waterways by all means possible.
The people feel this visit to Gina Lopez is necessary because sometime she says the people should be relocated within the city, other times she says the people should go to Calauan, a hundred kilometers away. The people want to know what is her plan for them.
Photo ops: Painted faces of children with word listen to our housing proposal and stop all demolitions. Some members of the group will use house masked and big hands as a symbol of stopping demolitions in waterways. There will be a big pricture of the old esteros compared with the new esteros.
Date: August 23, 2010 (MONDAY)
Time: 10:00 AM
Venue: Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission, Triumph Building, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
Ref: Princess L. Asuncion
Mobile phone: 0908 1967450