Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. is a hog-tied fascist with nothing up his sleeve

Maria Laya Guerrero
Kabataang Makabayan National Spokesperson
October 26, 2020 | Press Statement

Kabataang Makabayan today expressed repugnance at what they called Lt. Gen. Parlade’s “red-tagging spree that reeks of desperation and fright.”

Much to Parlade’s dismay, the DOJ today dismissed the cases filed against members of the Makabayan bloc and progressive youth organizations for alleged links to the underground CPP-NPA-NDF.

“The ruling on the case of progressive lawmakers Neri Colmenares and Sarah Elago, along with other youth leaders, show how desperate yet futile the state’s tactics are to silence dissenters and critics,” said Maria Laya Guerrero, KM national spokesperson.

According to Guerrero, KM meets with highest condemnation the Duterte regime’s relentless empty accusations that legal progressive organizations are in cahoots with the underground movement — to which the KM is a part of.

“Not only is this obviously meant to harass, it is also meant to blatantly undermine and attempt to intimidate the ever-growing number of democratic forces ready to fight Duterte’s fascist dictatorship,” Guerrero added.

Kabataang Makabayan at the same time maintained that the recent trend in red-tagging is indubitably but state forces’ panicked reaction to recent reports of overwhelming victories by the CPP-NPA in the countryside.

Guerrero states, “Parlade knows he is grasping at straws but nonetheless continues does so — wasting millions in taxpayers’ money through the unconscionable NTF-ELCAC funding.”



Maria Laya Guerrero

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