132 ex-Kadamay members seek police help to file raps vs group

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 20 2018 09:08 PM

Kadamay members attempted to take over housing units in Rodriguez, Rizal in June, drawing criticism from President Rodrigo Duterte and other officials. ABS-CBN News

MALOLOS, Bulacan- Former members of Kadamay on Friday sought police help in filing charges against the urban poor group.

A total of 132 former members sought legal assistance from police to help them prepare a case against 17 Kadamay leaders.

The breakaway faction said the case is for alleged anomalies of Kadamay leaders in collecting funds for certain activities.

Acting Bulacan Police provincial director Senior Supt. Chito Bersaluna said the breakaway faction also claimed to be receiving threats since deciding to leave Kadamay. 

The faction has also sought help from the military for their security, police said.

Police said they will assist the faction with the necessary legal documents for their planned case against Kadamay leaders.

In June, some of those who left the group accused leaders of extortion, saying they charged members P300 for rallies. 

The group drew controversy last year after taking over state housing units in Bulacan and staging another attempt just last month.