'Demolition by night' riles Caloocan settlers
Posted at 04/28/2011 10:19 AM | Updated as of 04/28/2011 1:50 PM
MANILA, Philippines – Residents of Barangay 182, Zone 16, Pangarap Village in Caloocan protested an alleged illegal demolition in their barangay, which left two people wounded by gunfire Wednesday night.
Armed security guards opened fire at the vehicles in the barangay, hitting two of the residents. One was identified as Dino Cabaldo.
Residents believed the demolition was illegal.
“Harassment na ito. Wala naman silang maipakita na court order,” said Barangay Captain Eusebio Palmario of Brgy. 182.
“Bawal sa batas na gabi mag-demolish,” he added.
Police arrived on the scene to restore order in the area but no arrests were made. The armed men immediately fled the scene.
Police will continue to monitor the barangay to prevent any more untoward incidents. -- Report by Jeck Batallones, ABS-CBN News