Close to 500 members of the urban poor group Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (KADAMAY) trooped to the office of the National Housing Authority in Quezon City last January 7.
Members of KADAMAY from Pandi, Bulacan who successfully occupied idle housing units in Bulacan participated in the protest. They called for the immediate release of titles of the housing units they occupied and the installation of direct electricity lines and water supply to these houses.
The NHA has yet to respond to their demand almost two years have since they started living in the housing units.
Urban poor residents from Montalban, Rizal and communities in Manila with imminent threat of eviction also participated in the protest. According to KADAMAY, the pro-business ‘Build Build Build’ program is filled with the government’s budget, while little to nothing is allotted for public housing services.