Thursday, July 13, 2017

Duterte won't give in to every demand of Kadamay — Palace

From the Philippine News Agency (Jul 13): Duterte won't give in to every demand of Kadamay — Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte would not bow to every wish of the urban group Kadamay especially if it is against the law, Malacañang said Thursday.

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar made the statement following a protest rally Wednesday by hundreds of urban poor, including Kadamay, calling on the President to issue an executive order (EO) that would award government lands along the Manggahan floodway in Pasig City to them.

Kadamay's latest demand was made after Duterte awarded them the vacant housing units meant for soldiers and policemen that they forcibly occupied at a resettlement site in Pandi, Bulacan.

The Palace official stressed that Duterte’s concession in Bulacan does not mean that the President would accede to every wish or demand that Kadamay will make.

“Hindi araw-araw ay pasko para sa Kadamay. Pinabigyan lamang sila ni Pangulong Duterte nang puwersahang okupahin nila ang pabahay para sa sundalo at pulis sa Pandi, Bulacan pero kapag inulit nila ito ay kakasuhan na sila ng gobyerno,” Andanar said.

Andanar said this would be especially so if their demand is against the law.

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  1. Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (KADAMAY-Alliance of Urban Poor Organizations) is a Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) front group focusing on urban poor issues. The group is a member of the main CPP umbrella sectoral front organization the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN-New Patriotic Alliance).


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