Base sa ulat ng Philippine News Agancy, sinegundahan ng Commission on Elections (COMELEC) ang petisyon na inihain ng National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) laban sa Gabriela partylist.
Ayon sa kautusan na may petsang Nobyembre 27, sinabi ng Comelec’s Second Division na may legal standing ang NTF-ELCAC na maghain ng petisyon laban sa rehistrasyon ng Gabriela Party list dahil sa pagtanggap umano ng pondo mula sa foreign government at sa pagsuporta sa aktibidades ng gma terorista.
Ang reklamo laban sa Gabriela ay nag-ugat sa dokumentong “Overview of Non-Government Actors in the Philippines-Program 2017-2021” na ibinahagi ng Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium sa Pilipinas.
“Said document revealed that the Belgian Government, through its accredited non-government organizations (NGOs) particularly G3W, also known as Viva Salud, funded the respondents… Respondent’s act is a blatant and direct violation of the Constitution which prohibits, in no uncertain and equivocal trend and qualifications, political parties, coalitions of political parties or organizations from receiving support from any foreign government,” sabi ng NTF-ELCAC.
Tinukoy sa dokumento ang ulat ng Anti-Money Laundering Council na nakatanggap ang Gabriela ng hindi bababa sa 22.7 million. Nabanggit din sa dokumento ang sinumpaang salaysay ni Edison Coloma Villanueva kung saan sinabi nito na sinusuportahan ng Gabriela ang mga gawain ng New People’s Army.
“What is more revealing, Villanueva, in his salaysay (testimony), states that Gabriela utilizes its funds for the procurement of firearms and ammunitions for the CPP-NPA,” sabi sa dokumento.
“Since the CPP-NPA has been declared as a Terrorist Organization, through Proclamation No. 374, s. 2017 under Republic Act No. 10168, and having also been declared as a Terrorist Organization by the United States of America through Public Notice 9768 and the European Union Council Decision, Common Foreign and Security Policy dated August 4, 2017, respondents acts of helping and supporting a declared terrorist organization is violative of the Constitution, and are clearly advocating and or using violence and other unlawful means to advance their goals,” dagdag naman ng NTF-ELCAC.