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Manila to relocate 500,000 residents

The Philippine government is planning to demolish 104,000 homes across Manila. Everyone involved knows that this is a bad idea, yet we have no international framework to stop them going ahead.

Community organising in Quezon City

Marcus Tudehope recounts his first-hand impressions of the San Roque community in Quezon City, where 25,000 residents have been battling to remain in the city.

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