Bago isagawa ang senate hearing ukol sa red-tagging ay hinamon ni Lt. General Antonio Parlade si Bayan Muna Representative Ferdinand Gaite na magkaharap sila. Natutunugan na kasi ng army official na hindi sisipot ang mga makakaliwang kongresista ng Makabayan Bloc sa pagdinig sa senado.
Ipinaalala ni Parlade kay Gaite ang pagtungo niya sa pagtitipon ng mga aktibista noong 2019 kung saan ay pinaalis siya at hindi man lang pinagsalita.
“These people are now making excuses again to evade participation in the Senate inquiry called by Senator Panfilo Lacson. Representative Gaite reminds us that Senator Lacson is the main proponent of Anti Terrorsim Act. Is he implying that the Senate inquiry will be biased? I think we know where this is going. Iwas pusoy na naman ang mga ito. Choose Your Court. Tell us what you want Representative Gaite. We can have that same inquiry in your own court if you want. In the House of Representatives or in the Quezon City Sports Complex, if you want. Remember the Forum you had where you evicted me? I was alone, and yet you did not have the balls to face me. There were a hundred of you there, and are all quacking. Why? You wanted evidence right? Let us see if indeed we have. So, will you see us in the Senate? Congress? Or even in the QC Sports Complex? I can come alone if you want, with a truck driver to carry all our evidence. Well, maybe not all. The rest will be presented in court,” sabi ni Paralde.
Sa insidente na nakunan sa video ay makikita si Parlade na hindi man lang hinayaang makapagsalita at kinuyog pa palabas ng nasabing pagtitipon.
“This is a forum organized by MAT (Movement Against Tyranny)… Gen. Parlade has every platform that he can get, including mass media to spill his twisted lies. He is not welcome here…If he can be so kind and act like a gentleman and step out of this hall,” boladas ni Bagong Alyansang Makabayan chairperson Carol Araullo.
Narito po ang video ng pangyayari.
Source: Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade