296th blog … land grabbing … kamkaman ng lupa …


This happened in manila, this also happened in the entire island of luzon, and this is still happening now.

But an Ati chieftain never believed it would come to this, said a gaunt woman with a serious gaze and pink comb sticking out of her curly hair.

“Only one thing is for sure: this is about the land.”

After years of being evicted from one end of the island to the other, in 2011 the tribe won a government-issued certificate of ancestral land title on a 2.1-hectare seafront site – prime real estate potentially worth up to £800 per sq meter.

But three other claimants, among them property developers, hotel owners and investors, contested the decision, saying they owned partial, or full, rights to the site.

One claimant, J King and Sons, which operates three hotels in Boracay, including the Crown Regency resort, already had big plans for the land…

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