At the height of Typhoon Rolly’s onslaught in Calabarzon, a fire was raging at a fishing community in Bacoor, Cavite. Good thing a forced evacuation prior to the typhoon was placed, saving the families from the inferno. Now the same people are asking the question: was the fire done deliberately while everyone was away?
The community sits on an area proposed for a massive development project, and the local government wants them out. Residents and urban poor welfare groups believe there is no effective and speedy way to rid the place of settlers than setting it on fire.