Category Archives: urban poor

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Poverty as a crime

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 25 June) – As with the war on drugs that has claimed thousands of lives, President Rodrigo Duterte’s order for the police to arrest “tambay” as “potential troublemakers” betrays a misunderstanding of – or refusal to understand – the social conditions that have produced that conspicuous “eyesore” in urban poor communities. […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Urban poor Solidarity Week. 07 Dec 2016

Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE URBAN POOR SOLIDARITY WEEK 2017 [Delivered at Hardin ng Pag-Asa, Brgy. Additional Hills, Mandaluyong City | 07 December 2016] Magsiupo po kayo. Maraming salamat. Isahin ko na lang, Mayor Abalos, Mayor Abalos, and Mayor Abalos [laughter]; Congressman Boyet and congressman, the lady, congresswoman. […]