- Angel Locsin sent a message to, Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr., spokesman of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC)
- Parlade tagged Ella Colmenares, Locsin’s sister, as a member of the New People's Army and said that the actress and her uncle, Neri Colmenares, would not share that info with the public
- The Kapamilya star completely denied that her sister Ella and uncle Neri are members of the NPA
- Likewise, she urged Parlade to correct his statement about her family and to stop red-tagging people for having different opinions and beliefs
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Angel Locsin took to social media to send a message to, Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr., spokesman of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC).
Her post came after Parlade tagged Ella Colmenares, Locsin’s sister, as a member of the New People's Army. Furthermore, Parlade said that Locsin and her uncle, Neri Colmenares, would not share that with the public.
Locsin completely denied that her sister Ella and uncle Neri are members of the NPA.
She also urged Parlade to correct his statement about her family and to stop red-tagging people for having different opinions and beliefs.
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“To set the record straight, hindi po ako parte ng NPA or any terrorist group. Neither my sister nor my kuya Neri is a part of the NPA or any terrorist group.
“We live in a country where our freedom to speak and express ourselves are enshrined and protected by the Constitution. May paniniwala ako, may paniniwala ka. At sa ilalim Ng Consitution, pareho tayong mayroon karapatan sa ating nga sariling paniniwala. Kung mag kaiba tayo, hindi ibig sabihin pwede mo na ako i-red tag. Hindi tayo magkakalaban dito. Hindi rin ako ‘red’. Magkaiba lang tayo ng paniniwala.
“Nanawagan po ako sa kinauukulan, na itama po ang mali na ito. Tigilan na po ang red tagging. The statement made is utterly false and places ordinary citizens like us, those who they swore to protect, in danger.
“Nakakalungkot po isipin na dito napupunta ang malaking halaga na 19.3B, sa mga paratang na walang basehan at pananakot na red tagging. Sana ibigay na lang po sa ibang departamento ng AFP katulad ng medical reserve corps o pagtaas ng sweldo at pension ng mga sundalo natin. Malaking tulong rin po for purchasing vaccines or other covid response programs. Many of our country men need financial assistance. Mga OFW na nawalan ng trabaho. Madaming mas nangangailangan ng pera ngayon. Sana doon na lang ilaan at sana doon ibuhos ang oras.
“I am also appealing to everyone to express support for those being red-tagged like Liza Soberano, Catriona Grey, and all the others just because they are expressing their beliefs peacefully
“By being vocal about my opinions and advocacies, I have always been attacked. Those I could ignore but this is a different level altogether. And so I have to speak up once again because this baseless and reckless red-tagging jeopardizes not only my safety, but also the safety of my sister and our family,” Angel posted on Instagram.
Angel Locsin is a famous actress and endorser in the Philippines, best known for her portrayal of the superhero Darna. The actress is currently engaged to her partner, Neil Arce. They were scheduled to get married this year but have put it on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
She is also known as one of the most charitable celebrities in the country as she always participates in charitable activities during times of crisis such as natural disasters. Months ago, she donated COVID-19 test kits with the help of actress Anne Curtis.
Furthermore, Angel has been active in expressing her support for the ABS-CBN shutdown. The Kapamilya star has emphasized that closing down ABS-CBN would lead to thousands of employees losing their jobs.
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