I am no fan of Vice-President Nolid De Castro. However, big credit is due him for being firm in front of the squatters who impedes the progress of this country. Mr. Vice-President shows that he also has a strong political will when it comes to making sure that we are going to have new railway system. This will surely improve the mode of transportation of so many people.
I saw on TV that one squatter said that the vice-president has no “malasakit” or concern/sympathy for their pligths. I would say that they are afforded sympathy and concern which they do not deserve. They are squatters and illegal occupants of that public land. They should not be living in that land and the mere occupancy of that land is a crime. Those squatters are criminal and they want sympathy. They should not be benefitted by their unlawful act.
I sympathize with the plight of the urban poor, but if they are given housing somewhere, then they should learn how to be grateful that the government did not jail them, but instead, extended a compassionate heart to them.
Those squatters-criminals should not be allowed to impede the progress of this country. In so many progressive countries in the world, a common characteristic exist–a dependable railway system to facilitate transporation.