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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau


STATEMENT OF HOUSE SPEAKER LORD ALLAN VELASCO ON RED-TAGGING BY LT. GEN. ANTONIO PARLADE JR.
20 October 2020 04:26:43 PM


I am deeply concerned over the continuous red-tagging of some members of the House of Representatives by Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. that endangers the lives of these duly-elected officials.

As Speaker of the House, I am duty-bound to protect them from potential harm due to these careless accusations so that they may carry their legal and constitutional mandate as members of Congress.

General Parlade should be more circumspect and cautious in issuing statements against House members whose lives he may place at great risk and danger sans strong evidence. We may not agree with them on certain issues, but be mindful that these lawmakers are duly elected representatives of the people, and implicating them on issues that have yet to be substantiated is uncalled for.

I am equally disturbed that General Parlade has targeted celebrities for speaking their minds and promoting their advocacies. I hope he will refrain from issuing unrestrained statements that also carry serious repercussions.

If he has evidence, gather them and go to court, and not to the media. #

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