Presidential aspirant and former Spokesman of the NTF-ELCAC retired Lt. General Antonio Parlade Jr. who has been the most vocal and tireless crusader against the CPP/NPA/NDF insurgency in the country wasted no time in castigating a presidential aspirant and senatorial candidates on Facebook.
Parlade was fuming mad at the presidential aspirant and senators for making utterances regarding NTF-ELCAC without a full grasp of the dynamics of the issue while advising them to be very cautious.
The retired General and presidential aspirant reminded them, in case they are unaware, the mandate of the said agency – which is to end the local communist armed conflict.
Parlade used the word ‘stupid’ to describe ANYONE opposed, let alone dismantle a body that has achieved so much in such a short time what previous presidents and administrations couldn’t accomplish in the last three decades or so?
Parlade remarked that such irresponsible statements and coming no less than from the mouth of the President of the Philippines and the matter was a CORE interest to our neighboring states, may lead to war.
Parlade ended the FB post by delivering the moral of the story – know your candidates very well, especially the President if they have brains between their ears. He punctuated the last sentence by throwing shade at Robredo’s propensity to play cute to hide her lack of substance.
You may now read Gen. Parlade’s original FB post below.
The NTF ELCAC’s mandate is as clear as what its name says – a TF to end local communist armed conflict. If you are a Senator of the land or the VP of this nation who aspires to lead this nation, you should be very careful of your utterances especially of things you don’t fully grasp.
But how STUPID can you be to oppose, let alone dismantle, a body that has achieved so much in 2 years what 5 administrations combined wasn’t able to accomplish in 32 years?
If this was a matter of CORE interest to our neighbor states, and you blabber something you are so dumb to understand, as the President of the country, baka napa gyera na tayo. Then sasabihin mo, Sorry, I retract my word Mr PM or President. Peace na tayo?
This is why it is important that we understand what’s in that grey matter between our candidates ears. Madaming bagay hindi mo puede idaan sa pa cute cute.