“A Strong Woman Stands for Herself, A Stronger Woman Stands up for Everyone else”
In line with this, six (6) strong women from SAMANA and SMNDC stood up for their rights and freedom as they voluntarily took their oath and pledge of allegiance to the government as they withdraw support to leftist ideology held at National Capital Region Police Office on March 29,2021.
The five (5) Core Leaders and Officers of Sandigan ng Maralitang Nagkakaisa (SAMANA) and the President of Samahan ng Maralitang Nagkakaisa sa Dumpsite ng Catmon (SMNDC) Malabon condemned atrocities and opted to vow and support the programs of the government towards the achievement of inclusive peace and sustainable development.
The action of the six (6) women also led to the withdrawal of support of 244 other leaders and members of SAMANA who were once taught and organized by the KADAMAY to be their members. SAMANA was founded in 2019 wherein they illegally occupied property of the National Housing Authority (NHA). Accordingly, they were encouraged to join rallies against the government otherwise they will not receive the housing program. They were confused and fees were collected on them.
With the help of Community Support Program of JTF-NCR and NCRPO they were enlightened and realized that they were being used for different advocacy.
As proof of their sincerity to return their loyalty to the folds of the government, a signing of manifesto; ceremonial release of white doves and candle lighting were conducted with PMGEN VICENTE D DANAO JR, RD, NCRPO; BGEN MARCELIANO V TEOFILO, CMDR, JTF- NCR; NCRPO Command Group and JTF staff and was witnessed by Chief, RCADD; Chief, RID, and FC, RMFB, NCRPO; DCADD, QCPD, PS 5, QCPD and 11th CMO Battalion, PA.
PMGEN DANAO JR acknowledge the bravery of the leaders/officers for standing for their members. Indeed, their sincere act is a manifestation of women empowerment and is timely as we culminate the 2021 Women’s Month Celebration. He also assured that the Team NCRPO and the Community Support Program Team of JTF-NCR are extending their full support in reaching out to the right agencies of the government regarding their concern for housing programs. According to him, other government services and help will also be provided for them.
“Kami po ay nananawagan sa ating mga kapatid na patuloy na nahihiwalay ng landas, it’s high time to surrender and go back to the folds of the law. Wala po kayong mapapala dyan. Nakikipag away kayo, na wala namang katuturan. Instead of losing lives, let us save lives habang may panahon pang magbago, para sa ikakaunlad ng Sambayanang Pilipino,” he said.###