Kinwestyon ni Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon ang pagkaluklok ni Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr. bilang tagapagsalita ng National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) at sinabing paglabag ito sa Konstitusyon.
Ani Drilon sa isang plenary session sa Senado, wala umanong kawani ng sandatahang lakas na nasa active service ang maaaring maluklok sa isang sibilyang posisyon sa gobyerno.
Sambit niya, nakasaad kasi ito sa Article XVI, Section 5, Paragraph 4 ng 1987 Constitution.
“I would like to think that the sponsor will agree that the designation as a spokesperson not only poses problems on his personality but also could be questioned on the ground that we are designating an active military officer in a purely civilian office,” wika niya.
Sambit naman ni Senador Panfilo Lacson, maaaring masilip nga ito ng Korte Suprema.
“Maybe it’s only a matter of questioning it before the Supreme Court and the Constitution is quite clear as you mentioned it,” ani Lacson
“So it is our position that after we adopt this committee report, we should send a copy to the chief of staff AFP as well as to the Secretary of National Defense so this violation of the Constitution should be rectified,” dagdag pa ni Lacson.