Ex-Kadamay members accuse group of threats
Families who broke away from the militant group Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) said their former organization had been sending them death threats.
In a complaint filed at the Bulacan police on Saturday, members of Team JB who broke off from Kadamay said motorcycle riders had been harassing them for turning their backs on Kadamay, said Jeffrey Ariz, head of Team JB which separated from Kadamay in May.
Team JB members were among 8,000 Kadamay members who forcibly occupied 6,000 idle units in six government housing projects last year.
Among the units they occupied were 1,980 homes put up by the National Housing Authority for members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine National Police and the Bureau of Fire Protection.
Team JB members clashed with Kadamay over Kadamay’s demand to get the houses for free, according to Ariz.
“We are ready to pay,” said Team JB secretary Armavie Duterte. —Carmela Reyes-Estrope
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