Duterte Transfers Rights to Housing Projects to Poor Families; Promises Affected Soldiers Better Shelters

President Rodrigo Duterte has granted hundreds of urban poor families the right to houses originally earmarked for members of the armed services. The families earlier took over several housing projects in Bulacan, north of Manila, that were previously unoccupied due to lack of water and electricity. Eviction notices were sent to the families, but the government has blinked with Duterte promising soldiers and police that…

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