At least 600 former members of militant urban poor group Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) gave their ex-colleagues a dose of their own medicine on Sunday, parading red-lettered streamers and condemning Kadamay’s alleged ties with communist rebels.
Many of those who joined the anti-Kadamay rally said they were misled into believing they could have the houses for free.
Cathylene Maluya, one of the marchers, said Kadamay wanted the houses given to them for free, which had made it more difficult for her to legally own her home.
Another marcher, Lea Yu, said she left Kadamay because the militant group required her to donate P200 every time the group staged a rally.
“We barely have money for food but they would ask us to pay for the rallies,” she said.
“We realized they were fooling us,” she added.