The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), through Presidential Communications Operations Office Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy, has again claimed without proof that Vice President Leni Robredo conspired with communist groups, this time to target the youth sector.
Badoy, who is one of NTF-ELCAC’s spokespersons, said:
We attribute these votes to the treachery of Leni Robredo who colluded with the CPP NPA NDF who have co-opted Robredo followers in the Youth Sector and are now being radicalized and targeted for recruitment into this communist terrorist organization.
Badoy has consistently red-tagged Robredo and the Makabayan bloc which includes the Kabataan Partylist.
Sison has also refuted claims that he was advising the vice president.
Badoy is facing administrative complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman for red-tagging Robredo supporters, volunteers and other progressive groups.
In 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte signed a proclamation declaring the CPP and its armed wing, the New People’s Army, as a terrorist organization under Republic Act No. 10168 or the Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act.
As of writing, the statement posted on NTF-ELCAC’s official Facebook page garnered over 7,500 reactions, 1,100 comments and 2,600 shares. (JV)