Senator Bong Go said he remains firm in his position in support of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict, particularly its budget for 2022, to enable the body to continue to discharge its mandate effectively and help restore peace in areas plagued by conflict.
Billy Begas House Deputy Minority Leader and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate on Friday said that the 13-hour extended voting period for the May
Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon on Thursday said the report of the Commission on Audit on the Philippine National Police’s low utilization of its anti-insurgency funds under the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-Elcac) in 2020 proves that the agency should be defunded next year.
Leyte Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez on Monday opposed the proposals to defund the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC).
Deputy Speaker and Manila Rep. Bienvenido Abante said the government should prioritize the financial assistance programs over a controversial counter-insurgency body that is more focused on red-tagging than its actual mandate.
Former Commission on Audit (COA) Commissioner Heidi Mendoza is challenging the spokesperson of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) to account for its funds, which have come under scrutiny following allegations of the group’s supposed red tagging of certain individuals.
House Deputy Minority leader and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate on Tuesday condemned the reported harassment, profiling and red-tagging of community pantries.
Philippine lawmaker Sarah Elago faces a daily barrage of Facebook posts linking her to communist rebels trying to overthrow the government. She says the claims are false, but they could get her killed anyway.