Binanatan ni National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF ELCAC) Spokesperson Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade si Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) chairperson Atty. Chel Diokno dahil sa pagwawalang-kibo sa mga naging pahayag ng mga sumukong New People’s Army (NPA).
“Chel Diokno and Rep Carlos Zarate speak the same language about red-tagging, saying that it is baseless and irresponsible. We just had the Senate inquiry on this issue. How can these people be so deaf and blind (to) what the former rebels who attended the Senate inquiry were saying? They dropped tons of bombs in that hearing and they chose not to hear them? I guess it’s called selective hearing,” sabi ni Lt. Gen. Parlade.’
Buwelta pa ni Parlade, walang mapapawala ang mga dating NPA kung magsisinungaling ang mga ito. Itiniya rin daw ng mga ito ang kanilang mga buhay at buhay ng kanilang pamilya noong tumestigo sa senado upang ilahad ang koneksyon umano ng mga makakaliwang kongresista sa mga rebeldeng komunista..
“What would these former rebels gain by telling a lie about their personal knowledge and first-hand information about the connection of (Kabataan) Rep. Sarah Elago, Rep. Carlos Zarate, (Bayan Muna) Rep. Eufemia Cullamat, (Bayan Muna) Rep. Ferdinand Gaite, (Bayan Muna) Neri Colmenares, and (former Bayan Muna representative) Teddy Casiño to the underground movement?… They knew that their families’ lives (were) also threatened because of their first-hand information on what the CPP-NPAs’ dreaded Special Partisan Units (SPARU) does to their own kind. Remember Father Conrado Balweg? Leopoldo ‘Ka Hector’ Mabilangan? Randy Malayao? Randy Echanis? The Sagay 9? The Ranjo ‘Digos’ massacre? The Inopacan ‘Oplan VD’ Massacre? Oplans ‘Olympia’, ‘Ahos’, ‘Kadena de Amor’, etc? Who did all these killings? And then, they claim it is their lives that are endangered after being red-tagged by their own founder?” dagdag pa ng heneral.