20 hurt in QC demolition

Posted at 12/06/12 8:13 PM

MANILA, Philippines – At least 20 residents were injured in a violent encounter with authorities during a demolition in Phase 3, Block 7, Lupang Pangako in Barangay Payatas in Quezon City on Thursday.

A 6-year-old boy was among those wounded in the demotion.

According to one of the residents, Nita Dionisio, they protested the demolition because they have already filed a petition before the court.

The residents also questioned the actions of a Quezon City official, who is claiming to be the owner of the 450-square meter lot.

They claimed they have been living in the area for 16 years. -- Report from Arnell Ozaeta, dzMM