KADAMAY members urged to live peaceful lives after housing award

MANILA, Philippines — Live peaceful and productive lives.

This was the advise of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla when sought for a comment on the alleged leftists links of KADAMAY whose members were earlier given housing units intended for police and military personnel in Pandi, Bulacan.

The group forcibly occupied these housing units last March.

The awarding was ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte in order to prevent trouble and bloodshed.

“A lot of people are saying that they (KADAMAY) are members of the left or front organizations (of the rebels). We don’t care as they are still Filipinos and in need of decent housing,” Padilla said in Filipino Wednesday.

And with the group getting decent housing from the government, the AFP spokesperson hopes that they will live peaceful and productive lives in their new homes and gradually reintegrate themselves in mainstream society.

The housing project named the Pandi-Bulacan Villa Lois, which was taken over by KADAMAY members, has around 675 units allocated to members of the military and police. PNA-northboundasia.com