lourmah

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These are just a few of the people whose homes have been destroyed due to land grabbing. All of the demolished homes were belonging to those who had the right to claim the land according to the Filipino constitution, and therefore the landlord wanted to push them out before his greed became too contested.

Most of these people either living in the homes of their children, the local elementary school, or the Barangay (neighborhood council) office.

Each couple is pictured next to the land that once held their home.

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This sign was posted notifying the community of Lourmah that the landlord would be destroying over 50 homes in order to push the rightful owners of the land out of the way. He is able to do this due to a corrupt judicial system and a significant amount of money.

"No Trespassing" signs can be found at each demolition site in an effort to keep those who once lived there from returning.