Something I heard
September 27, 2012 8:43pm CST
I was attending the celebration in our school about a particular social action club on its 30th anniversary. And there was this one sharer who happens to be a lawyer. He mentioned about the truth about the issue on demolition and land grabbing. According to him, there are these poor people who owns a land but they did not register it in their name because in the first place, they have no knowledge that it still needs to be registered. And there is this rich person who happens to know the law and its processes registering the land of the latter to his name. I was really stunned after hearing all of this and realized how dumb I am with regards to this matter. How about you? What are your insights about his statement?
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28 Sep 12
It really happens in today's time. As we all knew, today land is GOLD. Lands are priced millions of peso depending on the location. when the land is near or maybe beside a road probably that is worth a million. I have heard this kind of stories here in my province specially in the mountainous area, some are public land were there is really no owner at all, if a person knew these he/she may registered to his or her own as you stated, well for me this issues are really awful specially those that has rights and really is the legit owner of the land. Money really revolves here as when you have plenty money you are powerful, the little money you had the little you are to be notice or recognize.
• Quezon City, Philippines
28 Sep 12
I am aware of this since the time of Spanish era land grabbing is already famous already. But now that laws about it was established so that land grabbing would be minimized but many are still victimized by this since many are still ignorant about it. Most victims are those in the hinterland and the minority tribes. They have all the rights to the land they are living since it is ancestral lands but some moneyed people take advantage of their ignorance and would find ways to legally own the land. But I know there is a law already protecting them from what I know so it is difficult to really land grab these days. From time to time one could be a victim if the owner of the land is neglectful of his ownership.
28 Sep 12
I have heard about this issue from my mom's friend who also heard about it from older people who had grandfathers as early settlers in my hometown here in Cagayan de Oro City. There is a lot here which has been established as a mall for many years already. My mom's friend said it used to be owned by a native, someone who lived in the mountains. A Chinese businessman bought the land from him at a very low price. Today it's probably already worth millions if the Chinese businessman would sell it. The native didn't know any better, he probably sold it just to get some food in exchange.
28 Sep 12
One thing about our government is that they make laws but doesn't inform its citizens about it especially the poor families. Only the rich people are able to know this because they can afford to have a lawyer which is opposite to the poor ones, which only focuses on survival and feeding their children. The government should have projects which its goal is to inform its citizen about new laws and its uses.
28 Sep 12
I really don' about this issue. I've heard some information from my officemates but I don't know the exact details. Is it the demolition happened here in Makati? Education is a very important aspect in our life. If you are educated, you get to do things even without money. I pity those poor people, who were not given a chance to study. I can't blame them. I don't know their history and don't why they were not able to pursue their studies.Here in our country, most the poor people doesn't get the justice that they aspire for. they always seem to be the loosers. that is my point of view about this topic. i have added you as my friend. may i ask if you have a free time on October 13, 20212, saturday? there will be grand meet-up of all filipino members at mall of asia.