Naghain ng kaso si Kabataan partylist Representative Sarah Elago laban sa mga opisyal ng National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) at ilang gabinete ni Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
Ilan sa mga personalidad na binanggit ni Elago sa kanyang reklamong grave misconduct at malfeasance ay sina National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon and Major General Antonio Parlade, Jr. GInawa daw ito ni Elago dahil sa pag red-tag umano sa kaniya ng mga opisyales.
kasama din sa mga kinasuhan ni Elago sa Office of the Ombudsman ay sina NTF-ELCAC Strategic Communications Cluster spokesperson Lorraine Badoy, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) director general Alex Paul Monteagudo, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, at Interior Chief Eduardo Año.
Para kay Elago, ginagamit daw ng anti-communist task force ang resources nito para atakehin ang mga progresibong grupo.
“Between May 2020 and the present, respondents commonly peddled false news and other disinformation against my person, and have harassed and attacked not only me but those whom I represent. With the passage of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, the attacks against dissenters and those tagged as ‘communists’ have become even fiercer… Red-tagging upon my person and my party are rife with falsehoods, and are malicious and misleading. They are done in bad faith and in direct affront to professionalism and political neutrality, in violation of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees, or Republic Act No. 6713… Contrary to achieving this goal, the NTF-ELCAC bases much of its allegations on arbitrary proclamations of individuals. With its multi billion-peso budget, it is concerning that the NTF-ELCAC is using its funds to red-tag individuals instead of assisting in the delivery of basic services to those who need it most,” boladas ni Elago.
Source: GMA News