Senators ‘stupid’ for wanting to defund NTF-ELCAC - Lt.Gen Parlade

Senators ‘stupid’ for wanting to defund NTF-ELCAC - Lt.Gen Parlade


An active office of the Armed Forces of the Philippines has just made it in record that senators who are pushing for the defunding of the government’s anti-communist task force is “STUPID” and “unfair” for the government’s program.

In an interview with CNN Philippines, Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade, spokesperson of National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) notes that senators themselves were the ones who signed and approved their budget.

“I’ll tell you, sila ang stupid kung ito ay binabawi nila,” Parlade argued. “Pinirmahan nila ‘yung batas na ‘yan para maging serbisyo, ipagpatuloy ang programa ng gobyerno. Ngayon sasabihin nila na ide-defund nila ‘yung NTF-ELCAC?”

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“I think that’s unfair, ‘yung mga sinasabi ng mga senador,” he added.

[Translation: I’ll tell you, they are the ones who are stupid if they’ll take this (funds) back. They signed that law to serve, to continue the programs of the government. Now they want to defund the NTF-ELCAC?...I think that’s unfair, what the senators are saying.]

Parlade who is also the military’s Southern Luzon Command, said he doesn't earn a single centavo as the spokesperson of the NTF-ELCAC, which he called his “second job.”


A number of senators proposed to review the budget of- and even defund NTC-ELCAC for the year 2022 because of the issues hounding its alleged “profiling” and “red-tagging” activities against community pantry organizers.


The NTF-ELCAC has a 19-billion budget for 2021, with around 16-billion to be spent as incentives for barangays that were cleared of insurgency threats.


Senator Richard Gordon,described the alleged red-tagging of the task force as “imbecilic, stupid, and shameful."

But Parlade said it was “not fair” to label their activities as such.

“Senator Gordon, I’m sorry, but it’s not fair to say that what we’re doing is stupid," Parlade said.“Hindi namin nilalalahat (We’re not doing this to all pantries). Because there are reports coming from the ground, from the people, from the netizens.”

Opposition Senator Kiko Pangilinan said Parlade’s comments will only place the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in a bad light.

“What is the message to junior officers that a senior military official can, in a very unprofessional and undisciplined way, make these remarks and can get away with it? This tarnishes the image of the Armed Forces of the Philippines as a professional and disciplined organization,” he told CNN Philippines’ News Night.



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