The NTF-ELCAC Press Statement on the Celebration of the National Students' Day
17 November 2023
NTF ELCAC is proud to join the nation in commemorating the National Students' Day, an occasion that celebrates the dedication and potential of our students, the future leaders of our society.
National Students' Day, observed on the 17th of November of each year, serves as a reminder of the importance of education and the incredible accomplishments of students across the country. It aims to inculcate love of country and social responsibility among the youth.
Unfortunately, for more than 50 years now, the CPP-NPA-NDF, through Kabataan Makabayan, its underground wing for organizing youth and students, has continually exploited the youth, enticing them to join its terrorist organization. This has led to the separation of families and the deprivation of promising futures. In his speech, the founding chairman of the CPP himself named CPP front organization, the League of Filipino Students, as the frontline in their radicalization of youth and students.
This situation if not acted upon will compromise not only the future of our students but most especially of our beloved country. This is the reason why NTF-ELCAC is more resolute in its commitment to confront and counteract their actions. NTF ELCAC will intensify its efforts to address the issue of radicalization and recruitment by the Communists Terrorist Groups (CTGs) among the students in schools by all legal means possible. NTF ELCAC is committed to empowering and inspiring our students to reach their full potential.
We urge the Filipino students not to let themselves be deceived by these terrorist groups. Instead, support and join us in our efforts to protect our cherished democracy and help in uplifting the quality of life of our kababayan. Together, let us Serve the People and create meaningful and positive changes for the nation.
Maligayang Araw ng mga Mag-aaral, Mabuhay ang Bagong Pilipinas!
Dir. Alexander D. Banatao
Directorate for Strategic Communications
+63 917 506 0912