Cops nab lawyer who tried to stop demolition ops near hospital in QC

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MANILA, Philippines — Quezon City Police District (QCPD) arrested on Thursday a lawyer who tried to stop the destruction of an informal settlement near National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) Compound in Quezon City.

QCPD chief Brig. Gen. Ronnie Montejo said the arrested lawyer Noel Valerio, 54, is a legal counsel to the informal settlers living near the hospital.

In an initial investigation, Montejo said the demolition group composed of Quezon City Task Force for the Control Prevention and Removal of Illegal Structures and Squatting (COPRISS) served the demolition order against the illegal settlement and structures at the NKTI Compound in East Avenue Corner Elliptical Ro…

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