Victims call on Duterte to stop ‘demolition business’

VICTIMS of a recent demolition of an urban poor community along Luzon Avenue in Quezon City called on President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to investigate the unjust destruction of their houses.

The residents said that the Quezon City government and a court sheriff authorized the demolition despite their failure to present a court order.

They added that the demolition was carried out even when the appellate court still has to decide on who is the real owner of the property.

Duterte has previously said his government will not allow demolitions when there are no relocation sites for the displaced residents. (Video report by Amel Sabangan)