“Around 9 am on November 4, I saw two bulldozers ready to flatter the land where we live.”
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This was not the first time that the Lizada community were threatened to vacate the area. Erlinda Arsadon, who has lived here for 71 years, recalled joining barricades during 1966 to stop the demolition of their houses. Arsadon said there have been many businessmen who had vied for their land but they held firm that this land is a public land.
Visiting college students plant rice in a contested lot in Barangay Maa, this city. Claimed by the powerful Villa Abrilles to be used for a high-end subdivision, the lot is being fought for by Nanay Silay and other urban poor residents in the area. The Villa-Abrilles forcibly evicted residents, destroyed plants and dumped landfill in the 11-hectare land last year. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel Hernani)
By CJ KUIZON
An elderly woman leads fellow residents to stop a high-end subdivision project, the Le Jardin, owned by a prominent landlord family in Davao City.