Hindi parte ng New People’s Army (NPA) sina Angel Locsin, Liza Soberano, at Catriona Gray, sabi ni Interior Secretary Eduardo Año.
“I believe the purpose of Gen. [Antonio] Parlade is to warn those people who may be already, kumbaga sa factory, in the processing plan. It’s just unfortunate that there are prominent personalities na nadamay dito sa usaping ito,” banggit ni Año sa ABS-CBN News Channel ngayong Miyerkoles.
“But also, Angel Locsin, Catriona Gray, Liza Soberano, they must be respected and protected. I do not believe that they are in any way part of the New People’s Army of the Communist Party of the Philippines,” dagdag pa ng dating sundalo.
Pero sa parehong panayam, dinepensahan ng kalihim si AFP Southern Luzon Command chief at NTF-ELCAC spokesperson Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. na binatikos ng madla matapos nagbabala kay Liza, na naging speaker sa isang Gabriela Youth webinar.
Sabi noon ni Parlade, huwag i-red-tag si Soberano dahil “hindi pa siya” parte ng NPA. Binanggit din niya roon sina Catriona, Angel at ilang kamag-anak ng huli.
“Gen. Parlade is one of the best officers in the AFP. I would just caution him to go to factual details so that it would stand. Do not make generalization and we can present the evidence in the bar of opinion or in the court. Pero kailangan talaga dyan, meron kang pinanghahawakan na ebidensya,” sambit ni Año.
“I would also recommend or suggest to the military to back-up their claims, and I think they have evidence and they will come out in the open once there is a proper forum. But of course, it’s not fair to just mention any name or organization without any particular evidence,” saad niya pa.