Monday, November 28, 2011

[Bistek Ville II, for QC urban poor?] Urban poor community to be demolished for QC’s socialized housing project

PRESS RELEASE (28 November 2011)
KALIPUNAN NG DAMAYANG MAHIHIRAP-QC
Reference: Sisel Cari, Kadamay QC chairperson (09228761807)

QUEZON CITY, Philippines—Residents of Sitio Looban, Brgy Kaligayahan ask the local government of QC: “If the urban poor are to benefit from city’s socialized housing program, then why do we have to leave our homes to give way to housing project that only a few can avail of?”

Families from Sitio Looban were given until yesterday, Nov 27, by the Novaliches District Center administrator Taddy Palma to vacate their homes. The expected demolition today will affect not more than 12 families of the more than 300 families that are living at the planned site of Bistek Ville II, a housing program of the local government.

Most of the affected residents are not qualified to avail of the said housing program for they are not SSS nor Pag-Ibig member. “Even if we get qualified, how can we afford the P2,400 monthly amortization for a single unit?,” asks Virginia Restua, Kadamay leader in Sitio Looban.

In a press conference, the residents lambast the anti-poor character of QC’s socialized housing programs. Virginia Restua, leader of Sitio Looban Neigborhood Associaton-Kadamay, says, “It is clear to us who will benefit from the demolition of our homes, only the claimants of our land and developers like Phinma who are in connivance with the local government to evict us from our community.”

A mass is held at the community barricade as the residents wait for the demolition team. According to their leader, the residents of Sitio Looban have long been preparing for the worst to come, even if the Christmas season is up coming. “The QC demolition men do not care whether its Christmas time or not, with or without court order, so we have prepared our 3-layer of human barricade to fend them off our community,” Restua says.

“We call on Herbert Bautista to stop pretending to be pro-poor. Stop using the urban poor to sugarcoat his anti-people and pro-capitalist programs, which include the Socialized Housing Tax ordinance. We believe QC is the worst place for an urban poor family to live in, despite the fact that it is one of the riches cities in the country,” says Sisel Cari, chairperson of Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay)-Quezon City Chapter.

With two other communities in QC facing threat of demolition today, in Sitio San Roque along Agham road and BIR village along BIR road, Carlito Badion, convenor of Alyansa Kontra Demolisyon says the agony of the urban poor only worsens as the government continues its demolition rampage of urban poor communities in favor of the big businesses. “We challenge the national government to stop the demolition of homes of urban poor communities nationwide, and that justice be served for those who become victims of the greed of the few,” Badion ends. “The urban poor have suffered long enough.”###

14 comments:

  1. gud pm. paano po mk avail ng unit s bistek ville?

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  2. gud pm. paano po mk avail ng unit s bistek ville?

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  3. totoo po bang mga taga-quezon city lang ang pwedeng mag-avail ng unit sa bistek house?paano nmn po ang ibang mahi2rap n gusto ring magkabahay?

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  4. taga Nova Q.C. ako na nag inquire sa Bistek Ville II na yan. Ang pangunahing prioridad nila ay ang mga iskwat na dating naka lagak doon. Pangalawa mga taga Q.C. na wala pang sariling tahanan. ngunit akin din natuklasan na marami sa mga makakakuha ng slot ay yung mga may kapit sa munisipyo ng ng nasabing lungsod. akin ding napag-alaman na kailangan mong mag bayad ng pangunang sampung libo para lang mag karoon ka ng slot. tsaka ka palang maaraing mag proseso ng mga kaukulang papeles pa mapasayo ang lupat bahay.

    ang mga ito ay sariling pag sisiyasat ko lamang maaaring mag kamali ako sa aking natuklasan maaari ding hindi...

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  5. Ma'am/Sir..

    paano po mag avail ng slot sa BISTEKVILLE II?

    Taga quezon city po ako. nag squat po kami sa MERALCO AREA ( Makabayan along tomas morato). pwede po kami mag avail nito?

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  6. aquater area n kelangan demolisin para sa bistekville san mpupunta ang mga denemolis na pamilya???? na d kayang mag avail sa ville na yan at wlang requirements pra sa relocation na ubod ng lau sa kanilang pinag kukunan ng kabuhayan i mean yung nag tatrabho gaya ng construction boy n wla nmang record o hindi pag ibig member???

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  7. gd eve po taga fairview po ako paano ba makaavail na bistekville, tabi kc kami sa creek

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  8. Saan po ba ang lokasyon ng nasabing pabahay ni bistek? Paano po ba ako makaka avail ng bahay? Ano po ang kuwalipikasyon at requirements?
    Maraming salamat po.

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  9. Paano po maka-avail ng unit ng BistekVille?
    Anu-ano po ba ang requirements?

    https://www.facebook.com/02jar?ref=tn_tnmn
    Message niyo po na lang po ako.
    Gusto po kasi talaga ng mama na makuha ng unit SA bistek Ville Eh .:)
    Thank You po .:)

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  10. paanu po maka avail sa pabahay po ni bistek?

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  11. hay naku bakit puro squatter lagi priority? sana naman bigyan din ng priority yong mga nagtratrabaho in mininum wage. kasi kaya sila nagrereklamo ng sahod at need taasan kasi most of them are nag RENT ng house.... bukod sa pag-ibig housing wala ba silang ganitong benefits kamurang pabahay? kahit na malayo basta ang importante mura lang ang uupahan at later on magiging sa amin din.....di tulad ng rented house may ari lang ang yumayaman dahil sa mahal ng upa.

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  12. I live in Payatas phase 4, in 20 years... at may sarili na rin pong pamilya.. paano po ba makaka avail sa bistek ville

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  13. AKO rin po gusto ko maka avail po ng bistekville in katipunan. Kasi po mahirap po mangupahan para sa namumuhay ng payak.
    sana po matulungan nyo ako.
    salamat po.

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  14. paano po nag avail sa bistek ville 2.kasi po naka down na po kami ng processing fee noong nov. 2012, pero hanggang ngayon wla parin yong bhay. paano po bang gagawin namin? salamat po sana po matulunagn nyo kami po

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