Mosque and homes in Baclaran demolished
MANILA – A mosque and several houses in Baclaran, Parañaque were demolished on Wednesday to give way to the construction of a shopping center.
A leader of the community said they condemn the demolition of the mosque, especially since its supposed replacement in Las Piñas has yet to be built.
"Hindi pwede itong ginawa ng mga taong ito. Hindi namin matanggap, masakit po itong nangyari sa mga Muslim. Ang alam ko lang po ang mga bahay na maliliit ang gigibain, yun ang usapan. Hindi kasali ang mosque," said Omar Shariff.
The mall administration said the evicted families have been given P100,000 each. But the affected families claim they were only promised P10,000 and this amount has yet to be given. – report from Jacque Manabat, ABS-CBN News