Kadamay (Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap) has been trending in social media before April ended. The group became an apple of the eye of many netizens when its members had been reported occupied the government housing units in Pandi, Bulacan.
About 6,000 Kadamay families occupied resettlement areas of the National Housing Authority (NHA). The movement called "Occupy Bulacan" was said in response "to the continuing government "inaction" on distributing housing units that have been unoccupied for at least 5 years," according to Rappler. Luckily, President Rodrigo Duterte allowed them to occupy those houses.
Aftermath the occupation, Kadamay is not yet done with their fight. Recently, the group marched on Labor Day, May 1 for jobs, wages, and their demands for water, power connection with free houses.
There are mixed reactions to their goals, actions, and activities. Many people who said they belong to the middle class find letting Kadamay members occupy the houses unfair. The houses were supposedly given to the cops and soldiers. Many people also lambasted the group for demanding a government for a free power and water connection.
Since the members have been accused of being "tamad," the Kadamay page released a video of its members reacting on the bashers. Take a look.
In a previous report of Inquirer, the group is seeking for a complete package, which includes free water and electricity connection. In the video, a woman said that Kadamay only wants water connection, but they will pay for it.
The members also mentioned in the video that they're not lazy. They have jobs, but the income they get every day is not enough. They also said it is unfair to judge them.
What do you think about their stories and reactions?