BAYAN MUNA CALLS ON COMELEC TO IMMEDIATELY ACT ON ELECTIONEERING COMPLAINT VS AFP
Bayan Muna chairman and Makabayan senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate today called on the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) especially Chairman Abbas to act as soon as possible on the complaints against the rabid and widespread electioneering of Gen. Antonio Parlade and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
“Gen.Parlade and the AFP is committing electioneering offenses with impunity as if daring the Comelec to act against them and asserr their mandate. Mukhang sinasadyang bastusin ni Parlade ang Comelec at mga tao sa ginagawa nilang disinformation at electiineering campaign laban sa amin at buong Makabayan bloc,” said Rep.Zarate.
Rep.Zarate also said that “with Bayan Muna topping the latest Pulse Asia survey as the most preferred partylist in the country, the AFP leadership along with other anti-people groups and personalities are going into overdrive to spread fake news and black propaganda againt us and the whole Makabayan bloc,”
“Nandyan na nag-imbento sila ng kaso para ipadiskwalipika ang Makabayan bloc sa Comelec sa mga offenses na sila naman din ang gumawa. Nandyan ang patuloy na harassment at pagpatay sa aming mga kampanyador at mga kapanalig at marami pang iba,” said the Davao-based solon.
“Pero tulad ng Avengers ay “we will do whatever it takes para di magtagumpay ang paninirang ito sa Makabayan bloc at patuloy na magkaroon ng tunay na boses ang mamamayan sa Kongreso,” ended Rep.Zarate.
Makabayan senatorial bet Colmenares meanwhile challenged AFP to denounce the betrayal of Philippine interest to China.
“Wala na kasing ginawa ang AFP kundi mag-imbento ng kung anu-ano para banatan ang Makabayan bloc pero ni hindi ma lang magsalita laban sa China o kay Duterte na halos ibenta na ang ating teritoryo at kinabukasan ng ating mga anak sa Tsina,” said Colmenares.
“Also instead of attacking us,the AFP should also have the guts to critize Pres. Duterte for allowing China to grab our territories.The army is supposedly tasked tp defend the country’s territory. Kung matapang si Parlade banatan nya si Duterte sa pagsuko ng mga teritoryo natin sa China.Matapanh lang sya sa oposisyon pero duwag at tiklop sa China at kay Duterte,” added the Makabayan senatorial bet
“The PNP on the other hand should question and criticize Duterte for the human rights violations under Tokhang and Double Barrel operations. The PNP officials and operatives can be filed with criminal and administrative cases because of these,”he added.
“As it is because of the continued attacks on Makabayan bloc we have already filed a case at the COMELEC against the electioneering being done by the AFP and the PNP. We have also filed a petition for a writ of amparo and habeas data at the Supreme Court for the AFP and the PNP to present their supposed evidence against us,” ended Colmenares.###