Thu. May 26th, 2022

Groups of parents and other anti-communist organizations have again vowed to become more relentless in “unmasking” all legal front organizations of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army and the National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).


Members of the League of Parents of the Philippines (LPP) or the Liga ng mga Magulang, Liga Independencia Pilipinas (LIPI), Sulong Maralita, and Yakap ng mga Magulang Movement, staged a protest rally in front of the Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on Wednesday to denounce the deceptive schemes of the militant organizations that use of “red-tagging” issues to “strategically invite sympathizers.”

LPP chairperson Remy Rosadio said progressive organizations like Bayan Muna, Anakpawis, Kabataan, Act Teachers, and Gabriela were only busy overthrowing the government instead of providing solutions to the long-standing violence and atrocities of the CPP-NPA-NDF, mostly affecting the countryside.

Rosadio lamented many youths were still missing while others were found dead in the mountains, “but never did these progressive organizations have denounced it.”

In a joint statement, the LPP, LIPI, Sulong Maralita, and Yakap ng mga Magulang Movement, said they are determined to fight back against the “deceptive schemes” of the communist front organizations.

“The history speaks itself about the wide connection of the militant groups Bayan Muna, Act, Anakpawis, Kabataan, Gabriela and other organizations to the terrorist CPP-NPA-NDF,” they said in Filipino, adding that the CPP Founder Jose Maria “Joma” Sison himself has described the crucial roles of these progressive organizations in pushing communist operations.

The groups said progressive organizations are only using the “red-tagging” issues to collect solaces “while moving the underground mass recruitment” to expand their memberships for the armed revolution.

LIPI spokesperson Nolan Tiongco said Sison himself has disclosed to the public everything about their allied sectoral organizations.

Tiongco said it is enough to say that “red-tagging” is not an issue.

During the rally, the groups also expressed support to several government officials of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) who are currently facing criminal charges over “red-tagging”—one of them is NTF-ELCAC spokesperson for sectoral concerns and Presidential Communications Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy.

Filed against Badoy were several criminal complaints on alleged red-tagging, and violation of the Anti-Graft Law and the code of conduct for public officials.

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