The NTF-ELCAC is Grateful for the Reminder of SOJ Menardo Guevarra on Identifying and Unmasking CPP
The NTF-ELCAC agrees with SOJ Guevarra that the Task Force does not red-tag any person, group, organization, or entity.
In the first place, red-tagging is a misnomer.
It is a non-existent term in so far as our laws are concerned.
"Red-tagging" is a term that was conveniently used by the CPP-NPA-NDF and by their allied front groups as a defense mechanism whenever they are exposed, unmasked, and uncovered.
SOJ Guevarra might have remembered seeing a video clip of Joma Sison identifying the very same organizations that compose the united front of the CPP-NPA-NDF as part of their so called "revolutionary armed struggle".
In that video, Joma Sison himself tagged the CPP-NPA-NDF affiliated groups. The SOJ, in using the term "red-tagging" may be coming from that context and he is correct when he said, do not "red-tag" the CPP-NPA-NDF front organizations, file cases against them when the Task Force has evidence.
We are happy to inform the SOJ that the NTF-ELCAC has been doing that for the past years. Cases were filed against the CPP-NPA-NDF members, leaders, and allied front groups. The NTF-ELCAC takes the advice of the SOJ seriously and obediently.
If there is one thing that the SOJ and the NTF-ELCAC have in common;
We both believe that there is no such thing as red-tagging, contrary to what the propaganda machinery and the propaganda template of the CPP-NPA-NDF would like to pitch to the Filipino people.
The SOJ, in his heart of hearts, knows that the NTF-ELCAC has definitely unmasked, exposed, revealed, and uncovered, the atrocities and the multitude of crimes and abuses committed by the CPP-NPA-NDF against the Filipino people,
mostly against children, the indigenous peoples and their communities, the poorest of the poor, and the Filipino families who have lost their children to the
godless, wretched, and soulless fake revolution being waged by the CPP-NPA-NDF against the Filipino nation.
SOJ Guevarra, as head of the Justice Department, is very much a part of this painful and tedious process of unmasking the enemies of the state and of the Filipino people.
As he exits from office, we hold on to the fact that SOJ Guevarra has done his part for the NTF-ELCAC and to the Filipino people.
Many may not know this, but I believe that Secretary Menardo Guevarra is a patriot and a firm believer of justice, peace, the rule of law, and good governance. These are the four pillars that define the core principles of the men and women who compose the NTF-ELCAC.
Those who intend to capitalize on the spliced or abstracted statements of SOJ Guevarra is in danger of taking the Secretary out of context. You do not know Secretary Guevarra like we do at the Task Force.
On a personal note, I am grateful to SOJ Guevarra for the privilege of working as a prosecutor under his watch.
It has been an honor to be the Secretary's focal person at the RTF6-ELCAC.
I assure you SOJ Guevarra Sir, the NTF-ELCAC that we both know, and which Task Force we both are a part of, has discharged its mandate of unmasking the enemies of the state, and of our people.
Red-tagging is not, and will not be the job of the NTF-ELCAC.
The NTF-ELCAC cannot be accused of doing something which is non-existent under our laws.
There is no such thing as "red-tagging". Those who insist on using that term are either misinformed or are simply clueless to the machinations and mind-conditioning tactics of the CPP-NPA-NDF terrorist organization propaganda machinery. We both know better than to believe in the lies and the deceptions of the CPP-NPA-NDF.
This is the very thing that we are fighting hard against at the NTF-ELCAC,
the more than five decades of
the deceptions, and
committed against our people by the CPP-NPA-NDF terrorist organization.
We both want a Philippines that is free from these power-hungry terrorists and their enablers in Congress and infiltrators within the government bureaucracy.
The TRUTH has been the best and the most resilient weapon of the NTF-ELCAC.
On the other hand,
Joma Sison has done a very competent job of tagging his own front organizations that the CPP-NPA-NDF has created to destroy the duly constituted government of the Republic of the Philippines. In the words of a respected journalist and one of the talking heads of the NTF-ELCAC, "Joma Sison is the master red-tagger."
Definitely not the NTF-ELCAC.
The NTF-ELCAC will always remain faithful to its mandate of attaining a just and lasting peace by ending the local communist armed conflict.
On behalf of the men and women of the Legal Cooperation Cluster of Western Visayas and the entire RTF6-ELCAC,
Thank you SOJ Menardo Guevarra for being one with us in our collective fight against the CPP-NPA-NDF terrorist organization.
Prosecutor 2 Flosemer Chris Gonzales
Acting Spokesperson for Legal Affairs, NTF-ELCAC
16 June 2022