Quezon City maybe one of Metro Manila’s most progressive cities, but it’s not vulnerable of illegal squatters occupying government owned lots. Even some privately owned lots are not spared.
The recent demolition of shanties in Sitio San Roque, Barangay Bagong Pag-asa in Quezon City spurred riots started by the illegal dwellers. The settlers opposed of resettling to a resettlement site in Rodriguez, Rizal, which according to them has a lot of disadvantages.
The disputed lot will turn by the City Government in partnership with a private company into a Business District.
See the Quezon City map.
See the video of the riot, courtesy of Philstar.com