Leyte 4th District Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez on Monday told critics of the anti-communist task force that cutting off funding to NTF-ELCAC would cripple the government’s anti-insurgency drive.
MANILA, Philippines — Suggestions to defund the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) is not the right action and answer to complaints of red-tagging, Leyte 4th
“However, defunding the NTF-ELCAC is not the appropriate action just to vent frustration over red-tagging. Let us focus on the wider perspective. Incapacitating the NTF-ELCAC would be a concession of the government’s gains in the fight against insurgency,” she added.
Torres-Gomez, a staunch supporter of the Anti-Terrorism Act, stressed that the P16 billion budget of the NTF-ELCAC allocated for the Barangay Development Program is a “success” as it has helped rebels from rural areas reintegrate into society — which in turn stabilizes peace and order situation in many areas.
READ:Lucy Torres-Gomez: Terrorists ‘literally having more fun in PH’“In my opinion, it does not have to be one or the other. We can support community pantries, at the same time continue our successful programs towards peace via the NTF-ELCAC,” she explained. headtopics.com
“While I strongly agree that public officials should be held accountable for their actions and statements, let us take rational actions that will not jeopardize localized programs to end insurgency,” she added.NTF-ELCAC drew controversy again after they linked some organizers of the community pantry to supposed legal fronts of the communist insurgency that is led by the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army (CPP-NPA).
While NTF-ELCAC denied linking the whole initiative to the communist movement, both of the task force’s spokespersons — Presidential Communications Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy and Armed Forces’ Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. — have made comments asking people to be vigilant about some organizers.Read more: Inquirer »
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Rep. Torres pushes for talks between lawmakers, anti-insurgency drive stakeholders; backs continued funding of NTF-ELCACCEBU CITY, Philippines --Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez today proposed the holding of a dialogue between lawmakers and stakeholders of the government’s anti-insurgency campaign, as she batted anew for the
Expect more lies, red-tagging excesses as NTF-ELCAC taps additional spokespersons -ZarateMore lies will be spread and a overdrive in red-tagging activities should be expected by the public following the reported decision of the National Task Force to Eliminate Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) to assign more spokespersons to unload Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. and Undersecretar Expect more unmask and robe off on gov officials under your group. NoToNPA NoToCommunist The CPP NDF NPA is an illegal terror organization and enemy of the state, whose ultimate objective is to overthrow the government through armed rebellion. NO TO COMMUNISM NO TO TERRORISM Huwag magkumpyansa sa mga Komunista!!!
Año urges senators not to defund NTF-ELCAC, vows transparency in barangay programThe DILG makes an argument against defunding the controversial task force, but is silent on criticisms over the NTF-ELCAC's baseless red-baiting. red tagging costs billions? patawa ka Mahirap sa inyo rappler, sympathizer kayo nang NPA. Sa akala nyo maka forma pa kayo sa mga style nyo kung ang gobyerno comunista? baka yang amo nyong tomboy ay maging babae yan. The DILG are not idiot to red tagged an individual who is not an NPA sympathizer.
Año urges senators not to defund NTF-ELCAC, vows transparency in barangay programThe DILG makes an argument against defunding the controversial task force, but is silent on criticisms over the NTF-ELCAC's baseless red-baiting