My father and uncle is working in Manila, they where there for almost two months already. Their employer has their house reconstructed after they were flooded with the strong typhoon. The house was not old nor in bad state but their employer wants the house higher so when another typhoon came their things were safe.
So before they start on constructing a new house plan they have to tore down the old house. Re-constructing your house is easy when you have the budget for it.