MANILA – A parents' group is supporting Vice President Sara Duterte in standing up against Congress’ Makabayan bloc.
In a statement issued on Monday, the group Yaman, Kalinga, at Pagmamahal ng Magulang (YAKAP) agreed with Duterte that the organizations under the bloc should be exposed due to their alleged alliance with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front of the Philippines (CPP-NPA-NDF).
“Naninindigan ang Yaman, Kalinga, at Pagmamahal ng Magulang, kasama ng Pangalawang Pangulo, Honorable Sara Duterte, na kinakailangang pa-igtingin ang laban sa CPP-NPA-NDF upang tuluyan nang matigil ang walang habas na karahasan at pagrerekrut at panlilinlang ng mga organisasyon nito sa mamamayang Pilipino (YAKAP stands together with the Vice President, Hon. Sara Duterte, that it is necessary to intensify the fight against the CPP-NPA-NDF in order to completely stop the wanton violence and recruitment and deception of these organizations of Filipinos),” the statement read.
The parents' group said the true intention of the Makabayan bloc representatives cannot be hidden by pretending to be champions of human rights.
The bloc is composed of party-list Representatives France Castro of ACT Teachers, Arlene Brosas of Gabriela, and Raoul Manuel of Kabataan.
On Monday, Duterte said in a statement that reading the Makabayan bloc’s "hypocritical and dramatically rehashed statements" make her laugh as the group thinks the public has no inkling of its “love affair” with the CPP-NPA-NDF.
Duterte also reminded Filipinos not to make the mistake of falling for Makabayan bloc’s dramatics, saying it cannot be trusted.
“Marami na ang naloko ng Makabayan Bloc. Magaling sila sa propaganda at sanay sila sa pagsisinungaling. Sa loob ng maraming panahon, walang naglakas-loob na ilabas ang katotohanan tungkol sa kanila. Gagawin natin ito ngayon (Makabayan bloc has deceived many people. They are good at propaganda and they are good at lying. For a long time, no one dared to reveal the truth about them. We will do it now),” Duterte said. (PNA)