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Informal settlers and government demolition crew face off during a demolition operation at Guatemala Street, Barangay San Isidro in Makati City, south of Manila, on 24 September 2012. Around 300 families occupying an 800-meter government property defended their homes from the demolition team and police, throwing rocks and bottles. A local radio reported at least six policemen and a media worker were injured in the violent demolition as of presstime. (Voltaire Domingo/NPPA Images)

Relocation of informal settlers turns violent

1 January 1970

Informal settlers clashed with police and demolition crews in Makati as around 86 families refused to be relocated.

According to reports, Makati City offered to relocate residents to a site in Laguna, give them assistance in going back to their provinces, or financial assistance of
P24,240.

The land will be used for a
multi-purpose hall and a covered basketball court, reports said.