Kadamay members storm factory in Bulacan

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SANTA MARIA, Bulacan – Members of the militant Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) strikes again, this time on an apparel factory in this town.

A belated report by Supt. Raniel Valones, Santa Maria police chief, said the Kadamay members conducted a lightning rally at the of C and S Apparel Manufacturing Inc. located in Barangay Bagbaguin as the province of Bulacan was commemorating the 119th anniversary of the Malolos Republic in the City of Malolos on Tuesday.

Valones identified the leaders of the militant group who staged the rally as Jeselyn Asadon, Kadamay campaign organizer, a resident of Quezon City and Pat Tupaz, resident of Barangay Mapulang in Pandi town.

The police chief said the rally was done as “a show of force to air demands for the three members of Kadamay who wished to park their motorcycles inside the factory.”

In an exclusive GMA News report said the ralliers initially engaged security personnel of the company in a scuffle until the group was able to overcome them and forcefully entered the compound and denounced the management’s treatment on members of Kadamay working in the factory.

The timely arrival of the Santa Maria police led to a negotiation between the Kadamay officials and members with the management of the company and eventual peaceful dispersal of the ralliers.

However, it is not yet clear if the company has filed any formal charges against the Kadamay officials and members who forcefully barged inside its compound.

In early March 2017, thousands of the said urban poor group members occupied thousands of National Housing Authority (NHA) housing units in Pandi, Bulacan that have been left idle in the past years.

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