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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Kadamay members reveal corruption within the organization

Over 300 members of the Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) have recently gone against the organization claiming that it has been corrupt and taking advantage of its members.
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Kadamay is a pro-urban poor organization.

Those who got out of the organization were occupying a government housing project in Pandi, Bulacan.

They allegedly showed their protest by throwing away their Kadamay identification cards and chanted President Rodrigo Duterte’s name.

Nagkakaisa po kami rito dahil sa mga panloloko ng mga Kadamay na yan,” said Bueno Cayman.

Cayman is one of the leaders of those who quit from Kadamay.

They claimed that they have been forced to join protest that call against the president and that they were forced to pay.

Yung sinisingil po kami ng 150, 200, 300, makapag rally lang po. Hindi libre, kami pa po ang nagbabayad nun,” another former member, Jeffrey Ariz said.

He alleges that they shell out their own money for “lakbayin”, and that joining in the rally was not voluntary.

He added that they are made to choose between paying or joining in the rallies.

An anonymous Kadamay member claims that he was asked of P15,000 to secure his spot in a vacant housing project. He said that he had to bargaining, reducing it to P10,00, and finally settling that he paid P7,000 and have the P3,000 paid later.

Ang palabas nyan, sir, bayad para sa “lakbayin” pero hindi totally “lakbayin,” binibenta po sa amin yun,sir,” he said.

Meanwhile, Charlene Andesa had this to say: “Nagbigay po ako ng isang buong baboy po. Hangggang ngayon wala pa po akong bahay. Pinapangakuan lang po ako.

Kadamay Pandi, Bulacan Chapter has denied all allegations.

Chairperson Pat Tupas said that everything is voluntary.

He also said that Ariz, a former member, was a Kadamay official before but was stripped of his position after he was caught acting as an agent in an illegal sale of vacant housing units in Pandi.

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