Sa isang social media post, ibinahagi ni Presidential Communication Operations Office Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy ang mensahe ni Lt Gen Antonio Parlade laban sa mga leftist congressmen o mas kilala sa tawag na Makabayan bloc.
Nasabing mensahe, hinamon ni Parlade ang mga makakaliwang mambabatas ng debate upang maisiwalat na raw ang katotohanan.
Inisa-isa din ni Parlade ang diumano’y koneksyon ng mga ilang mambabatas sa Makabayan bloc sa teroristang grupo na New People’s Army (NPA).
“From Lt Gen Antonio Parlade
To the Makabayan Bloc Representatives:
You were being challenged to denounce the CPP NPAs violent atrocities by Usec Badoy.
How difficult is it to say you are not communists? Let’s end this hypocrisy now without you hostaging our country’s budget.
We have been challenging you to a debate even before the creation of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict. What do you stand to lose if you take the challenge?
Lets pursue the truth behind all your attacks and opposition to NTF ELCAC.
A former comrade of yours- a senior cadre of the CPP, has tagged each of you as Communists through and through.
With an open and public debate, you can very well defend yourselves and clear your names.
In that forum, you can tell the nation you are not behind the deceptive recruitment and killings our children.
Who knows- you may be right in your constant allegations that it is the AFP behind these killings. In such a forum, you will be able to let us know.
Rep Castro, you were tagged as a member of the National Teachers Bureau under the National United Front Commission of the CPP.
Rep Zarate, you were also tagged by your former colleague as also a member of the NUFC CPP. He claims this is why you have the authority to meet with top CPP NPAs in Mindanao and anywhere to discuss your directives with them.
Rep Gaite, former cadres have pointed you as a member of the National Govt Employees Bureau under the CPP.
Rep Elago, former cadres (some are still with the CPP) have told us you are with the Kabataang Makabayan, the underground mass org of the Kabataan.
Rep Culliamat needs to speak out because this budget of the NTF ELCAC might just end the conflict in Agusan and Surigao, which she and her siblings in the NPA have been waging for sometime now.
Rep. Cullamat is the elder sister of Bae Gloria Campos Tumalon who was apprehended last March 19, 2020 in Diatagon, SDS. Her other siblings are Pablito Sinzo Campos, the NPA leader arrested last 2018 in Sibagat, Agusan del Sur, and Emelda Campos Belandres, another NPA leader who is wanted for various crimes.
And, Teddy Casiño, another member of the CPP NPA NDF you’re saying that you “might not be a part of the armed struggle?”
That’s neither here nor there so join the debate to make yourself clear.
Or, having dealt with lies and deception, you no longer have the capacity to tell the truth? Just the 280 Twitter spasms where you can hide what you mean like the coward you are.
You have all been tagged as Red by your fellow comrades- not by the government.
So if you have been exposed and now feel threatened like you claim to be DESPITE the Supreme Court throwing out your redtagging cases against govt and declaring your claims as absolute nonsense, don’t blame us.
And don’t hostage our agencies’ budgets.
Do not obstruct programs that will make lives better for the most vulnerable among us who have been exploited by the CPP NPA NDF and therefore, programs that have the power to end this insurgency that has brought so much tragedy to our country.
So mga kagalang galang na representante ng CPP NPA NDF, are we on for a bare-all debate on this red-tagging issue and the NTF ELCAC budget?
WE CHALLENGE YOU.
LTGen Antonio Parlade
Source: PCOO Usec. Badoy