By Prince Golez
Malacañang on Thursday warned actress Liza Soberano and 2018 Miss Universe Catriona Gray against being used by communist terrorists.
Earlier, Armed Forces of the Philippines Southern Luzon Command chief, Maj. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. told Soberano and Gray, who have been vocal about their opinion on issues affecting the country, to avoid left-leaning groups and advised them not to follow the path of Ka Ella Colmenares.
Parlade alleged that Colmenares, sister of actress Angel Locsin, is working with the New People’s Army in Quezon.
“Naiintindihan naman po ng Hukbong Sandahatan na sila po’y naga-advocate lang ng karapatan ng kababaihan. Pero siyempre ingat lang po kasi yung mga Maoist sa Pilipinas talagang kung merong puwedeng pagsamantalahan ay pagsasamantalahan nila,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque told reporters.
“Pero wala kaming problema doon sa mga sinasabi nila dahil ang ating Presidente ay sinusulong din po ang karapatan ng mga kababaihan,” he added.
In a youth forum of Gabriela Women’s Party recently, Soberano encouraged women and others to speak out on various social issues.
Gray, on one hand, has been vocal about the passage of the controversial anti-terror law and the shutdown of media giant ABS-CBN.