451 Kadamay members surrender in Bulacan

451 Kadamay members surrender in Bulacan

451 Kadamay members surrender in Bulacan

IN support of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s “whole-of-nation approach” in ending local communist armed conflict, the Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-Elcac) through the Provincial Government of Bulacan, headed by Gov. Daniel Fernando, led the 451 former members of the Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) as they withdrew their support and membership from the communist terrorist group during presentation and oath taking of the mass-based activist returnees held last Thursday in Atlantica Pandi 2 Resettlement Area in Barangay Mapulang Lupa, Pandi, Bulacan.

The former Kadamay members, who inhabited the housing projects of the National Housing Authority in Pandi without authorization in 2017, recited the pledge of allegiance to the Philippine Flag before burning the flag of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army together with their IDs as a symbol of their surrender and support to the government.

Community consultation and problem-solving session were also held for the surrenderees, spearheaded by the Situational Awareness and Knowledge Management and Local Peace Engagement cluster of RTF-Elcac.

source: manilatimes.net