Hindi umubra kay National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF ELCAC) Major Gen. Antonio Parlade, Jr. ang naging rason ni Kabataan Party-list Rep. Sarah Elago sa hindi nito pagdalo sa pagdinig sa senado ukol sa mga “nawawalang” kabataan na na-recurit ng leftist group na Anakbayan.
“That’s a sloppy excuse not to be able to attend the Senate hearing on a very important issue about youth activism. Rep. Elago should have enlightened us of their interpretation of ‘academic freedom’ and “protection of children’s rights” in that session, but they chose not to face the parents. There is another hearing scheduled next week and let’s see if they have other alibis,” resbak ni Parlade.
Magugunita na sa isang pahayag, sinabi ni Elago na kaya hindi siya nakadalo sa pagdinig ay dahil sa mga “prior commitments” at “short notice” .
“We received the invitation from your honorable office on 05 August 2019, with the hearing being set for Wednesday, 07 August. Unfortunately, we will not be able to attend because of prior commitments which we will not be able to move considering the very short notice,” sabi ni Elago.
Sinopla din ni Paralde ang mga pinagagawa ng mga grupong konektado kay Elago. Banat ni Parlade, sigaw ng sigaw ang mga ito pagkitil sa kalayaan ng pamamahayag at diktadurya pero hindi kinuha ang oportunidad na magsalita sa senado.
“”You talk of suppression of press freedom and dictatorship? Then how is it possible that you can rally and march freely on the streets with your b*lls**t slogans? You are given the opportunity to speak at the floor but you ignore it because you choose to shout on the streets,” buwelta ni Parlade.
Binanatan din ni Parlade ang Anakbayan at ipinaalala sa mga ito kung sino ang mga may pakana ng Plaza Miranda Bombing.
“Did you really study the history of the Filipino people like you said in your statement? Then you should know who bombed Plaza Miranda in order to create hatred to the government, entice more people to revolt, and eventually force (former President Ferdinand) Marcos to declare Martial Law. Remember that as you celebrate that infamous August 21 (1971) bombing (of Plaza Miranda) by the CPP, recall how (CPP founder) Jose Maria Sison tagged you as communist front organizations. The same communist party, thru its National United Front Commission (NUFC) under Vic Ladlad and National Youth and Student Bureau (NYSB) ordered the creation of more Anakbayan branches and the creation of Kabataan PL (Party-list) to campaign for Kamatayan (Makabayan) bloc and Neri Colmenares,” dagdag pa ni Parlade.
Panoorin ang kaugnay na ulat tungkol sa isyu.