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- Urban displacement in the
- 16 February 1995. World Bank did not inform people
displaced by its projects nor consult with them.
- Copycat gangs target ordinary folk
- The Straits Times, 5 August
2000. Kidnapping has become a profitable business since
the Abu Sayyaf struck. Criminals are copying the Abu
Sayyaf group in Sulu to cash in on the rebels' recent
success in collecting ransoms.
- Fighting displaces 44,000 in Jolo
- By Carolyn O. Arguillas, Chief, PDI Mindanao Bureau,
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 26 September
2000. At least 44,000 residents in seven towns have been
displaced by the ongoing military operations in the
province, but relief and health workers have served less
than half the number.
- Hero hopes to rein in anarchy
- By Mylene Corpuz, Manila, Bangkok Post,
Thursday 26 September 2002. A nasty street battle in
Manila, the outcome of which could determine the fate of
urban renewal. Bayani Fernando, an engineer, and ranged
against him are angry street vendors, who have colonised
many of the capital's pavements and are resisting the
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA)'s
attempts to reclaim them.
- ‘Bangon Pilipino’ launched for
unity against poverty
- By Sol Jose Vanzi, Philippine Headline
News, 16 January 2003. Business, labor and Church
leaders launched yesterday an independent movement aimed
at reducing poverty and generating employment among
Filipinos. The group vowed to embrace the principles of
corporate governance and social responsibility,
responsible trade unionism and social activism, and
constructive social dialogue.