AFP General on Sarah Elago: 'You have mastered the art of deception'

Major General Antonio Parlade, Jr., Armed Forces of the Philippines Deputy Chief-of Staff for Civil-Military Operations

Kabataan Party-list Representative Sarah Elago and other leaders of militant groups have surely mastered the art of deception, says Major General Antonio Parlade Jr..

Parlade, National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF ELCAC) official made this statement in response to Elago's claims that she is not an NPA member.

"Who said you are an NPA member? Of course, you are not. What we said is that you have been hiding in your comfortable cover as Kabataan Party-list representative. You all have mastered the art of deception, moving from above-ground to underground, and now walking in the Halls of Congress," he said

Parlade, who is also Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Deputy Chief-of-Staff for Civil-Military Operations, said Elago was able to do this by using the CPP-NPA's "revolutionary dual tactics" that kept the country blinded for decades.

"You start with your Social Investigation and Class Analysis (SICA) to get the profile of possible targets for recruitment to LFS (League of Filipino Students) for students or Anakbayan to accommodate out-of-school youth. You choose the smartest but most vulnerable because of poverty, family issues, the progressive outlook in life, and even sexual promiscuity (a perfect excuse to be free from the prying eyes and rules of strict parents). If kids are receptive to the social injustices they see around, then that's when you start the arousal stage of your AOM (Arouse, Organize, Mobilize) methodology. More agitation will make them join your open mass organs like LFS, Kabataan, Anakbayan, CEGP, etc, thus the systematic 'Organization' of like-minded radicals," he added.

Parlade added that recruits were given more indoctrination and educations in line with Marxist-Leninist-Maoist teachings.

"Once sworn in, you now become part of the underground mass organization (UGMO) called Kabataang Makabayan (KM).  For that matter, none of you can become an officer of these open mass organizations if you are not a party member yet. But surfacing back above-ground as officials of Makabayan bloc does not extinguish your line to the underground," he said.

Parlade also explained that though Elago is not a regular member of the New People's Army, she is still supporting the communist rebels being part of the group's so-called "legal front".

"But where does the rest of these Anakbayan and KM go? The more aggressive kids become NPA cadres, political officers, or officers of the different underground bureaus of the CPP. Those who write well go to propaganda and education, some as combat medics which they call health workers or logisticians for the Red fighters. Once exposed and integrated into the armed group, there is no more turning back. They are told that the military knows about them already and if captured they will be skinned alive," he added.

Source: PNA

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