Anti-communist groups and other civil society organizations on Tuesday called on Makabayan bloc lawmakers in the House of Representatives to resign, citing that they continually deny ties with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) and act as the “mouthpiece” of the communists.
Members of the League of Parents of the Philippines (LPP), Liga Independencia Pilipinas (LIPI), Hands Off Our Children (HOC), and Yakap ng mga Magulang along with former NPA members and parents of student activists who were reportedly recruited by progressive youth organizations, gathered at the Senate grounds to condemn the Makabayan bloc representatives for “continuously denying their ties with the communist groups.”
During the rally, the groups criticized the Makabayan bloc for not denouncing the atrocities and violence committed by the NPA members, saying “the representatives seem to serve as the rebels’ spokespersons and propaganda mouthpiece.”
LPP chairperson Remy Rosadio asked anew the youth organizations allegedly linked with the CPP-NPA to end the recruitment of minors to fulfill their “senseless cause.””You are just destroying our families. Stop using our children for your senseless revolution. Stop brainwashing them,” Rosadio said. SOVEREIGNPH