Sa kanyang pahayag para pangaralan si Liza Soberano, nagpasaring si Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade kay ABS-CBN actress Angel Locsin at sa pamangkin nito na si former Bayan Muna Congressman Neri Colmenares tungkol sa isang New People’s Army (NPA).
“Don’t follow the path Ka Ella Colmenares (Locsin) took in the underground and NPA Quezon. I am sure Angel Locsin and Neri Colmenares will not tell you this,” sabi ni Lt. Gen. Parlade.
Magugunita na pinayuhan ni Parlade ang kapwa artista ni Locsin na si Liza Soberano na lumayo-layo sa grupong Gabriela dahil ang mga ito daw ay front ng Communist Organization.
“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,” Lt. Gen. Parlade.