UP-ALL : Urban Poor Alliance (Pilipinas)

Online Space for Housing and Land Rights Advocates

Position Paper on the latest EO on MMIAC

Posted by urbanpooralliance on August 14, 2008

Task Force Anti-eviction

25A Mabuhay Street , Brgy. Central, Quezon City 1100, Philippines

Tels. (+632) 426-4119 – 426-7615 Telefax (+632) 426-4118

Email upa@pldtdsl.net

WE Reject the Executive Order on the MMIAC

if Headed by MMDA/Bayani Fernando

Urban poor people often term Bayani Fernando (BF) as “berdugo” of the urban poor. He has merited this title because he uses force and intimidation in dealing with the urban poor. He treats the poor as garbage, nuisances and eye sores, and evicts them summarily with total disregard for their rights in the most inhumane manner and contrary to the provisions of the law.

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Pinaigting ang Pag-uusap ukol sa Pag-Amend ng UDHA

Posted by urbanpooralliance on August 5, 2008

Katatapos lamang ng isang ‘special seminar’ na dinaluhan ng mga kilalang mga personalidad sa pagkilos para sa ikakaunlad ng Maralitang Tagalunsod. Ito ay ang “Amending UDHA: Human Rights and Access to Justice for the Poor” na ginanap nitong Agusto 4, 2008 sa Audio Visual Room nang SDC , Ateneo de Manila. Ang mga pangunahing tagapagsalita na dumalo ay sina Senator Noynoy Aquino, CHR Chairperson Leila de Lima at Atty Jose Marquez, na chief of staff ni Chief Justice Puno. Mga kilalang personalidad sa NGO at gobyerno ay dumalo din, tulad nina Dinky Soliman, Dr. Mary Racelis, Bimbo Fernandez, former HUDCC Chair Dory Katigbak, PCUP Chairman Percy Chavez at marami pang iba.

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Pagkakaisa laban sa Kahirapan at Kawalang Katarungan: Pahayag ng suporta ng mga maralitang tagalunsod sa mga katutubo at magsasaka ng Sumilao

Posted by urbanpooralliance on December 2, 2007

Ang Urban Poor Alliance ay isang kilusan ng mga people’s organisation at non-government organisation na naninindigan at nagsusulong ng mga karapatan ng mga maralitang tagalungsod sa pabahay at batayang serbisyo. Ito ay may malawak na hanay sa Mega Manila, Bicol, Visayas, at Mindanao.

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Bantay Bahay, Bantay Buhay

Posted by urbanpooralliance on September 21, 2007

The Urban Poor Alliance and the Philippine Misereor Partners (PMP) technical working group on housing and urban livability have just designed a long-term campaign to be launched this October, marking World Habitat month. Bantay Bahay, Bantay Buhay attempts to address the problems created by the string of evictions sans relocation processes and sites which are acceptable to affected communities. Bantay Bahay, Bantay Buhay includes fund-raising, the conduct of fora and media campaign, among others.

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QC Task Force for Riverside Housing and Resettlement

Posted by urbanpooralliance on September 8, 2007

This is the final version of the concept paper on the Task Force for Riverside Housing and Resettlement submitted by civil society stakeholders led by COM, ULAP and Philssa to the office of then Quezon City acting mayor Herbert Bautista. The document proved to be effective in the acquiring a one month moratorium on the demolition of homes of informal settlers living along river banks.

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Bayani Fernando and the urban poor

Posted by urbanpooralliance on September 4, 2007

In Public Lives by Randy David
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 1 September 2007

MANILA, Philippines — If there is one public official in our country today who does his work seemingly without regard for the political consequences, that person has to be Bayani Fernando, the current chair of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). In a just society, he would be a model public servant. But in our kind of society, he can only be the blind, uncaring agent of the powerful.

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Minimum Standards for Resettlement

Posted by urbanpooralliance on August 21, 2007

During the general assembly of the Urban Poor Alliance last July 14, 2007, the body produced a set of minimum standards for resettlement based on the study of UP-ALL member John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues.

Four major aspects must be considered in providing relocation sites for displaced communities: Site Selection, Social Preparation, Housing and Site Development, and Basic Services.

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Revised Briefing Paper on the Legislative Agenda

Posted by urbanpooralliance on August 21, 2007

Last July 14 on the occasion of UP-ALL National General Assembly, NCR-based members formally presented its Legislative Agenda, which was used in its electoral engagement last May 2007. Comments and changes had been made in the process, including a revision and updating of the Legislative Agenda’s Briefing Paper.

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List of Barangays in Quezon City

Posted by urbanpooralliance on August 15, 2007

as clustered by the QC Barangay Operations Center

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Urban Poverty and Development Framework for Metro Manila

Posted by urbanpooralliance on August 14, 2007

Principles

1. Community driven and participatory

2. Urban poor themselves as main agents of poverty reduction

3. Multi-sectoral arrangements (recognizing role of the LGUs: city & brggy level)

4. Integrated and appropriate (there is a fit between service provider and clients / needs based / tangible / incremental development)

5. Sustainable (ensure continuity)

6. Upscalability (potential for expansion)

7. Segmentaton of the urban poor (clear targeting)

8. Organized groups (HOAs) as social engines

9. Equity (esp. for the poor and vulnerable)

10. Outcome and performance oriented

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