Demolitions in Preparation for ASEAN Summit

What is affected
Housing private
Land Private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 01 December 2006
Region A [ Asia ]
Country Philippines
Location Cebu and Mandau City

Affected persons

Total 2600
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Details MpumalangaStadium07.doc
Forced eviction
Housing losses
- Number of homes 642
- Total value €

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative Source: COHRE Global Survey 2003-2006 found at

"Forced evictions and demolitions of homes were also carried out in preparation for the 12th ASEAN Summit in Cebu in December 2006. Forty-two families (210 persons) were left homeless when their homes, situated at the front of the Shangri-la Mactan Island Resort and Spa in Mactan Island, were demolished by the police. The cleared land was intended to be used as a parking lot for Summit participants. Reports indicated the demolitions were violent with police using water cannons and truncheons to disperse the barricade put up by those trying to resist the demolitions. Many were hurt, including women and children, and 12 people were arrested and detained during the demolitions.

More than 600 homes were also demolished in Mandau City in preparation for the Summit. Of these, only 100 families were provided with temporary accommodation and 500 families remained homeless. Furthermore, the temporary accommodation lacked basic services, such as electricity and water."

Costs €   0