An urban poor leader and her son killed for defending their dwelling


According to the information received from the Urban Poor Associates (UPA), a HIC Member organization that advocates for housing rights, Maria Myrna Porcare, leader of Samahan ng Magkakapitbahay sa Pechayan (SAMASAPE) and her son, Jimyr Porcare, were shot dead by private security guards of Melecio Lavares, a person claiming to be owner of the contested property. Read the case and send an automated letter of solidarity by following this link: