Sinusulsulan nila Rep. Carlos Zarate and Rep. Ferdinand Gaite ng Makabayan Bloc ang senado na tanggalan ng pondo ang National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC).
“We have here a task force that is only spreading lies, disinformation and fake news that would be funded by around P19 billion of taxpayers’ money that could have been allocated to fighting the COVID pandemic, give aid to those left jobless by the pandemic and help our agriculture,” sabi ni Zarate.
Magugunita na naging sikat ang NTF-ELCAC matapos magbigay ng babala ang opisyal nito na si Lt. General Antonio Parlade sa mga artista na layuan ang mga makakaliwang grupong konektado sa mga rebelde.
“Let us not red-tag Liza Soberano. It’s not fair to her. She is merely supporting advocacy for women’s rights. She has to be protected in the exercise of her rights. Is she an NPA? No, of course not. Not yet. So let’s help educate her and the other celebrity targets of Malayang Kilusan ng Bagong Kababaihan (MAKIBAKA), the Underground Mass Organization hiding under Gabriela Women’s Party… Liza Soberano, there’ s still a chance to abdicate that group. If you don’t, you will suffer the same fate as Josephine Anne Lapira @ELLA, former Deputy Secretary General of Gabriela Youth of UP, Manila and defender of women’s rights, even against sexual predators amongst her comrades in the NPA unit she joined which is clearly stated in her handwritten letter addressed to a certain @EMIL…
It’s a pity she learned about non sense things like nabbing a firearm, exploitation while already inside the underground. It was too late, she is dead,” sabi ni Parlade.
Ang NTF-ELCAC ay binuo sa administrasyon ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte upang tugunan ang mga kabalbalan ng mga rebeldeng komunistang New People’s Army (NPA).