Liza Soberano received support from her industry colleagues, Star Magic, and her home network ABS-CBN, regarding her "red-tagging" issue.
Last October 13, the actress gave a talk in a Gabriela Youth webinar where she spoke up about "raising awareness and creating a safe environment for young women."
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Then, on Monday, October 21, Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr., issued a statement, warning Liza of her involvement with the women's rights group Gabriela.
Via a Facebook post on the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) Facebook page, the senior military general wrote, "Let us not red-tag Liza Soberano. It's not fair to her. She is merely supporting advocacy for women's rights. She has to be protected in the exercise of her rights. Is she an NPA? No, of course not. Not yet."
"Liza Soberano, there' s still a chance to abdicate that group. If you don't, you will suffer the same fate as Josephine Anne Lapira," he continued.
Josephine "Jo" Lapira, a student activist from the University of the Philippines Manila, was killed in an encounter between state forces and suspected members of New People’s Army (NPA) in Nasugbu, Batangas in November 2017.
READ | Statement of Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. on Liza Soberano being “red-tagged” Let us not red-tag Liza Soberano.... Posted by National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict on Wednesday, October 21, 2020
On Thursday, October 22, Liza's legal counsel issued a statement which said they "denounce in the strongest terms the 'red-tagging' [of their client], in some social media platforms" and that "expressing her love and respect for women and children is her personal advocacy.'"
Statement of legal counsel of Liza Soberano, Atty. Jun Lim, sa red-tagging issue sa aming alaga. Posted by Ogie Diaz on Wednesday, October 21, 2020
ABS-CBN and Liza's talent agency Star Magic also released a statement today, October 23, in support of Liza and her stand against the violation of women's rights.
Liza's manager Ogie Diaz, celebrities Angel Locsin, Agot Isidro, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, and Frankie Pangilinan, as well as newscaster Karen Davila are among those who have voiced their support for the actress.
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