Gumawa ng hakbang an mga miyembro ng Makabayan Bloc upang harangin ang panawagan na imbestigahan ang mga legal fronts ng mga rebeldeng komunista.
Magugunita na gustong paimbestigahan ng National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) ang ugnayan ng Makabayan Bloc sa armed-wing ng Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), ang New People’s Army (NPA). Naniniwala naman si Bayan Muna Rep. Ferdinand Gaite na poprotektahan sila ni House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco.
“Clearly there is pressure on the House to join the communist witch hunt of the NTF-ELCAC, but we believe Speaker Velasco will remain judicious and will not allow the House to be used as a venue for peddling baseless accusations against its members,” kuda ni Gaite.
Para naman kay Kabataan Rep. Sarah Elago, wala daw basehan ang congressional hearing sa alegasyon ng NTF-ELCAC.
Magugunita na dinepensahan ni dati ni Speaker Velasco ang mga makakaliwang kongresista laban kay Lt. General Antonio Parlade Jr. Isa si Lt. Gen. parlade sa mga aktibong nag-uygnay sa Makabayan Bloc sa NPA.
“General Parlade should be more circumspect and cautious in issuing statements against House members whose lives he may place at great risk and danger sans strong evidence…I hope he will refrain from issuing unrestrained statements that also carry serious repercussions,” boladas ni Velasco.
Ang asta ni Velasco tungo sa mga makakaliwang kongresista ay taliwas sa mga pahayag ni Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Magugunita na mismong si Pangulong Duterte ang nagkokonekta sa Makabayan Bloc sa mga rebeldeng komunista.
“I am identifying you because I have seen the records. You are really communists. Taken all in all — in all its narratives whatever, the JASIG ( Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees) and the law, you are out to share power. So I have to destroy you.
Now kayong lahat diyan, you are a communist. Communist sabi ninyo… You cannot be accused now of being just a mere communist member because the Anti-Subversion Law has been abrogated. Well, you are — you got it all wrong because the Communist Party is still fighting against the government. Hindi nga — nawala na ang Subversion Law but you are committing murder, arson, lahat na and rape. These are serious offenses under the Revised Penal Code.
At itong inyong ano organization, simply communist, all of you, alam mo the act of one is the act of all. Ano ang sa — anong ginawa ni — ng mga sundalo ninyo pagpatay ng barangay captain? The act of a soldier NPA, is the act of Zarate, a congressman.
So what do we do? Well, I’m trying to sort out what we will do to you because you are now criminals and I said I have pointed out we are not only tagging you. That’s a light… We are identifying you and we will identify you anytime you want. But there will be a time before my [term ends], I will name all of you, kayong lahat sa NDF pati who are in…” sabi ni Pangulong Duterte.