'My view is that we must have this special task force for us to look at how long it takes to solve this squatter
problem,' he said when contacted.
The official was reacting to the plan of the government to relocate around 300,000 squatter
families to pave the way for the cleanup of Manila Bay.
While the Court did not brand the plaintiff and the defendant in Pitargue as squatters
, strictly speaking, their entry into the disputed land was illegal.
themselves also perceived their legacy as having begun in 1968, as Nick Wates, a squatter
, explains in the introduction to Squatting: The Real Story (1980), 'Squatting is an ancient practice, and has occurred at some stage, in different forms, throughout the world.
Alternatively, the squatter
may be entitled to be registered as proprietor for some other reason - perhaps he has a contract to buy it.
Therefore we came to this Marichchikattu which is our original and traditional place of residence only to find our lands were declared as some form of a "reserved forest area" which clearly is not the case" squatters
The idea is that through their presence in the building, with lights going on and off and it being visibly occupied, any squatters
will be deterred.
The companies' three founders--Jeff Polychronis and Peter Cole of Squatters
and Greg Schirf of Wasatch--will retain some ownership in the company.
Martin Williamson, below, head of residential property at Latimer Hinks, said: "Mention squatters
and most people think of someone who has made themselves at home in an empty property.
Twenty-first century squatters
are educated and shrewd, nothing like the squatters
of the Great Depression.
One former squatter
is Swansea anarchist and Class War publisher Ian Bone, once dubbed the "most dangerous man in Britain".
The company has three successful and highly regarded restaurants in Chicago, New York and Las Vegas, all operating under the name "Japonais." The company recently completed an expensive, four-year legal battle to wrest the federal trademark registration for "Japonais" from a trademark squatter
here in the U.S.