Kamakailan lang ay napa-ulat ang ilang tarpaulin na may mensaheng anti-communism ang namataan sa ilang parte ng Metro Manila. Agad naman pinabaklas ni Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso ang nasabing tarpaulin sa kanyang lungsod. Ayon sa alkalde, panahon daw ngayon ng pagbibigayan ng pag-asa.
Dahil sa ginawa ni Mayor Isko, kinuwestiyon tuloy siya ni Lt. General Antonio Parlade kung tinatanggap ba ng alkalde ang mga terorista sa kanyang lugar o natatakot siya sa magiging ganti ng mga ito.
Sinegundhan din ng National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) ang naging pahayag ni Lt. Gen. Parlade.
“This is NOT just Lt. Gen. Parlade’s crusade against the communist movement.
The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict stands squarely and resolutely behind Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade, Jr and that his every utterance and stand are faithful articulations of the Task Force mandated to end this 52 year communist scourge that has deeply divided and wounded our country.
And like him, we are relentless and single-minded about our defense and protection of our country from this group of violent extremists that have claimed the lives and bright futures of so much of our youth and torn the very fabric of Philippine society.
It is therefore our hope- as clearly articulated by Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade. Jr- that local chief executives such as Mayor Isko Moreno prove their fidelity to the people they have sworn to serve and take a clear and unqualified stand in the total rejection of the terrorist CPP NPA NDF.
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those, who, in times of great moral crises, remain neutral. (Dante)
This is one such time in our country’s history.
We are all now asked to take a clear and unequivocal stand- more so those saddled with the task of defending and protecting our people.
Who’s side are you on?
It is a moral imperative to make your answer known to the Filipino people.”
Ang National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict o NTF-ELCAC ay ahensiyang binuo sa panahon ni Pangulong Rodrigo ROa Duterte na maylayunin na tugunan ang paghahasik ng lagim ng mga rebeldeng komunista.