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Opposition solons chide General Parlade on red-tagging

Opposition lawmakers chided Thursday Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade, a staunch anti-communist military official, for allegedly red-tagging actress Liza Soberano after appearing in a webinar against gender-based exploitation and sexual harassment. Parlade commented on Soberano when she appeared in the webinar sponsored by Gabriela Youth. Deputy Minority Leader and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate said Parlade has been “red-tagging anyone who works or espousing the same cause and issues of progressive groups.” “Anybody and everybody should speak out against abuse and not let them be until they are extinguished,” said Zarate. He chided Parlade for allegedly assuming that “celebrities, the youth, women, urban poor, lumad and rural folk are ignorant or even stupid, to stand up for their rights and beliefs on their own.” In a separate statement, Gabriela Partylist Rep. Arlene Brosas finds it “starkly ironic” for Parlade to appeal to stop red-tagging Soberano when it was the military official who actually made the accusation. “By saying that Soberano is “not yet an NPA,” he is maliciously associating the actress with the armed movement when what she did in the youth forum was only to speak up for all the victims of gender-based violence and abuse,” said Brosas. She stated: “It is clear that Parlade, the NTF-ELCAC and the paid trolls are the ones who are rabidly red-tagging Liza Soberano and other female celebrities and influencers who are taking a stand and speaking out against the macho-fascism under the Duterte regime.” Reacting to the statements of the Makabayan solons and Senator Risa Hontiveros, Parlade said it is “government’s job to expose this duplicitous nature of the CPP (Communist Party of the Philippines). “But we differ in the way Gabriela exploits these genuine advocates, because the CPP’s underground MAKIBAKA, is the one stirring and orchestrating it,” said the general. He described the CPP as a monster that “knows no friend.” “They will feed you to the lion’s den if you are not careful. This is what happened to Jo Lapira, Ren Manalo, Camille Manangan etc., Gabriela Youth who were all killed for ceasing to be a plain activist and ended up being with the terrorist,” Parlade noted. .....»»

Category: newsSource: mb.com.ph mb.com.phOct 22nd, 2020

Ella saludo sa tapang ni Angel na harapin si Parlade: Kailangan daw niyang gawin para sa pamilya

SI Angel Locsin ang nag-initiate na makipagdayalogo kay AFP Southern Luzon Command Chief Lt. General Antonio Parlade, Jr. tungkol sa isyu ng red-tagging kasama ang kapatid na si Angela “Ella” Colmenares. Ginanap ang meeting nina Angel at General Parlade sa opisina ng huli sa Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City nitong Sabado, base sa post ng legal […] The post Ella saludo sa tapang ni Angel na harapin si Parlade: Kailangan daw niyang gawin para sa pamilya appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2020

Realign portion of NTF-ELCAC’s P16 B to help typhoon victims — Hontiveros

Senator Risa Hontiveros said on Tuesday the government should realign a portion of the P16-billion anti-insurgency fund to relief and rehabilitation efforts for communities ravaged by super typhoon “Rolly.” Sen. Risa Hontiveros (Senate of the Philippines / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Instead of funding a controversial program under the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), Hontiveros said the budget could go a long way in helping Filipinos recover from the calamity.“Ngayong panahon ng sakuna, ‘di hamak na mas kailangan ng mga kababayan natin sa Bicolandia at sa iba pang mga lugar na nasalanta ng bagyo ang milyon-milyong pondo ng pamahalaan. (During this time of calamity, our people in the Bicol region and other provinces badly-hit by the typhoon need government funds),” Hontiveros said.“It is clear that the billions earmarked for NTF-ELCAC would be better spent on helping Filipinos battered by the typhoon get back on their feet,” the senator stressed.“Unahin nating bigyang-tulong at pondo ang mga nabiktima ng kalamidad, hindi ang mga ahensiya na puro pagre-redtag at pagkakalat ng fake news ang ginagawa. (Let’s prioritize helping victims of calamities by giving them funds, not agencies that do nothing but red tag people and just go about spreading fake news),”  she reiterated.At the hearing of the Senate Committee on National Defense, the lawmaker noted that NTF-ELCAC has been allocated a proposed budget of P19-billion for 2021. Of this amount, P16-billion has been earmarked for its Barangay Development Program. Hontiveros also pointed out that the budget for NTF-ELCAC is “questionably astronomic” compared to the proposed budgets of other key agencies particularly the Department of Housing Settlements and Urban Development which only has P632-million, Office of the Ombudsman with only P3.36-billion, Department of Budget & Management (DBM) with only P1.9-billion, and even the Department of Finance (DOF) which only has P17.46-billion.“We should not spend such an inordinate amount of time and money on an agency running after ordinary citizens using the communist bogeyman. This is on top of the NTF-ELCAC’s bad track record of spreading fake news and silencing critical and dissenting voices,” she said. Hontiveros earlier defended entertainment personalities and women’s rights groups from the red tagging activities of Lt. General Antonio Parlade, chief of the Southern Luzon Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and NTF-ELCAC spokesperson.  She said she cannot begin “to imagine the anguish and emotional toll this must have taken on these women who have been directly-hit by these accusations, as well as their families.”“I am certain that it has also caused a chilling effect on citizens who only want to weigh in on issues of national importance and hold the government to account for its failures to the people,” she stressed. “The issues of the communist insurgency are not new to me. My party Akbayan historically has called for human rights accountability of non-state actors, at kasama dito ang NPA. I will not hesitate to speak against the violations of the NPA,” she further said. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

‘Rouge Gallery’: Men wear red lipstick vs red-tagging

Men took up actor Angel Locsin’s red lipstick challenge in protest of Armed Forces of the Philippines Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. General Antonio Parlade Jr.’s latest red-tagging spree against government critics. The post ‘Rouge Gallery’: Men wear red lipstick vs red-tagging appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsOct 26th, 2020

General sees red in the stars

Gabriela party-list Representative Arlene Brosas on Thursday accused Southern Luzon Command (Solcom) chief Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr. of "rabidly red-tagging" actress Liza Soberano and.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

Army general sued for ‘red-tagging’ lawmakers

A militant lawmaker has filed criminal and administrative charges against Armed Forces of the Philippines Southern Luzon commander Maj. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. for allegedly “red-tagging” the Makabayan bloc of party-list lawmakers in the House of Representatives......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2020

Bayan Muna seeks dismissal of red-tagging general

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA– A progressive lawmaker is seeking the dismissal of a ranking military general notoriously known for red-tagging human rights defenders, journalists, and critics of the Duterte administration. In a 32-page complaint submitted to the Office of the Ombudsman, Bayan Muna Carlos Zarate said the respondent Maj. Gen. Antonio Parlade… The post Bayan Muna seeks dismissal of red-tagging general appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

Kasong isinampa ng IBON ukol sa ‘red-tagging,’ walang bago: Parlade

Manila, Philippines – Walang bago. Ito ang tugo ni Southern Luzon Command (SOLCOM) head, Major General Antonio Parlade, Jr., sa isinampang kasong administratibo ng research group IBON Foundation sa Office of the Ombudsman laban sa kanya at dalawa pang opisyal ng gobyerno dahil umano sa red-tagging. “Red-tagging? Again? What’s new?” pahayag ni Parlade sa media […] The post Kasong isinampa ng IBON ukol sa ‘red-tagging,’ walang bago: Parlade appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

Solcom chief brushes off red-tagging charge

What else is new? Southern Luzon Command chief Major General Antonio Parlade, Jr. on Monday said he was not surprised upon learning that research group IBON Foundation filed administrative cases against him and two others before the Office of the Ombudsman for alleged red-tagging. “Red-tagging? Again? What’s new?” the Solcom chief said in a statement. […] The post Solcom chief brushes off red-tagging charge appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

Angel, Parlade nagharap na; nanindigan para sa kaligtasan ng mga Pinoy

NAGHARAP at nagkapaliwanagan na sina Angel Locsin at Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr., tungkol sa kontrobersyal na isyu ng red-tagging. Personal na nagkita ang dalawang personalidad sa ginanap na meeting kahapon kasama ang abogado at film producer na si Atty. Joji Alonso at ang fiancé ni Angel na si Neil Arce. Nag-ugat ang isyu nang […] The post Angel, Parlade nagharap na; nanindigan para sa kaligtasan ng mga Pinoy appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2020

Sinas ‘di karapat-dapat na PNP chief – Makabayan solons

Manila, Philippines – Tinabla ng Makabayan solons ang pagtatalaga kay National Capital Region Police Office chief Police Major Gen. Debold Sinas bilang hepe ng Philippine National Police. Binansagan din nila si Sinas bilang “mananita” general at sinabing hindi ito karapat-dapat sa naturang posisyon. “The engineer of the massacres and the countless killings in Negros now […] The post Sinas ‘di karapat-dapat na PNP chief – Makabayan solons appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsNov 9th, 2020

COMMENTARY: Am I Being Red-Tagged?

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 07 November) — Red-tagging appears in many shapes and forms. That you are being red-tagged may not be made public, but this type of clandestine red-tagging makes it even more dangerous. On November 5, 2020, my fraternity brother in the Beta Sigma Lambda fraternity and sorority, P/Col. Mike C. Odejerte […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 8th, 2020

Seeing red stars

General Antonio Parlade Jr. should thank his lucky stars. The catastrophic aftermath of Super Typhoon “Rolly” has taken media attention away from the Senate hearing into his controversial statements linking several celebrities to the communist movement......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 4th, 2020

AFP top brass deny red-tagging

The Philippines’ top military officials, including Armed Forces of the Philippines Southern Luzon Command Chief Antonio Parlade Jr., on Tuesday again denied red-tagging actresses Liza Soberano and Angel Locsin and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and accused the National Democratic Front and similar organizations of trying to destabilize democracy......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Angel balak magdemanda dahil sa red-tagging: Ma-clear lang pangalan namin kasi nakakatakot po

“I NEVER associated myself with the NPA (National Peoples Army). He (Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade, Jr.) associated me with the NPA. “At hindi niya po kami idinemanda. Kung sure na sure sila pero hindi, eh, gusto nila sirain kami sa social media. So, wala po kaming choice.  Kino-consider din po ng legal team ko ang […] The post Angel balak magdemanda dahil sa red-tagging: Ma-clear lang pangalan namin kasi nakakatakot po appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2020

NTF-ELCAC presents alleged former rebel amid red-tagging campaign

An alleged former communist rebel was presented by the anti-communist task force to the public on Friday amid recent controversy sparked by the veiled threats made by the task force's spokesman Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. against public figures and a women's group. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 30th, 2020

Parlade humingi ng paumanhin kay Catriona; mag-sorry din kaya kina Angel at Liza?

NAG-SORRY na si Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. ng National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) kay Catriona Gray matapos madamay sa isyu ng red-tagging. Kinumpirma ng Pinay Miss Universe na humingi na ng paumanhin ang military official sa kanya matapos isangkot sa kontrobersyal na usapin tungkol sa mga rebeldeng grupo. Bukod […] The post Parlade humingi ng paumanhin kay Catriona; mag-sorry din kaya kina Angel at Liza? appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

Progressive party-list groups run by Reds, Parlade insists

Not backing down from his accusations even after he was heavily criticized for supposedly “red-tagging” actress Liza Soberano and other celebrities for associating themselves with the women’s group Gabriela.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

Cavite s Remulla urged: Declare Parlade persona non grata instead

"Cavite Governor Remulla should be commended for his audacity to confront a military general who is on a red-baiting galore of activists and progressive celebrities," Myrna Candinato, Pamalakaya-Cavite spokesperson, said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

Angel totoong ‘namundok’ para tumulong sa mga Lumad: Wala siyang ginawang masama!

IPINAGTANGGOL ng netizen na si Marvin Olivarez si Angel Locsin sa akusasyon ni Lt. General Antonio Parlade, Jr. ng National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict na miyembro ng NPA ang dalaga. Nag-post si Marvin sa kanyang Facebook ng mahabang mensahe at dinepensahan ang aktres sa ginawang pagre-red tag sa kanya ng nasabing […] The post Angel totoong ‘namundok’ para tumulong sa mga Lumad: Wala siyang ginawang masama! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

LOOK: Netizens say 'NoToRedTagging 'YesToRedLipstick

Netizens used the hastags #YesToRedLipstick and #NoToRedTagging to call out Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade's red-tagging of advocates. The post LOOK: Netizens say #NoToRedTagging #YesToRedLipstick appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsOct 26th, 2020