QC Mayor Herbert Bautista sued by group claiming Agham Road property, accuses him of "crimes against humanity"

Erika Sauler of the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista has been sued by an organization claiming ownership of a piece of property along Agham Road for allegedly committing a "crime against humanity."

Erika Sauler of the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista has been sued by an organization claiming ownership of a piece of property along Agham Road for allegedly committing a "crime against humanity."

 

According to the report, the Rhema International Livelihood Foundation Inc. (House of Rhema) filed a case against Bautista and three other respondents on June 28 alleging that they "committed a violation of Republic Act No. 9851, Philippine Act on Crimes against International Humanitarian Law, Genocide and other Crimes against Humanity, for enclosing the property without providing a gate for residents to pass through." Members of the House of Rhema, said their lives "have been put at risk for having no access to water, power, food and personal security."

 

The property on Agham Road is scheduled for demolition to give way to construction by Ayala Land. A clash erupted between its residents and the police on Monday, July 1, when government workers tried to demolish the shanties.

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