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Angel Locsin sets the record straight: 'Hindi po ako parte ng NPA'

Angel Locsin came to the defense of her sister and fellow artists, who were red-tagged

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10/23/2020 in News
Angel Locsin sets the record straight: 'Hindi po ako parte ng NPA'

Angel Locsin has appealed for an end to "baseless and reckless" red-tagging.

On Tuesday, October 20, Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. gave a warning to Kapamilya actress Liza Soberano about her support for the women's group Gabriela. The senior military general urged Liza to not "follow the path Ka Ella Colmenares (Locsin) took in the underground and NPA Quezon."

He added, "I am sure Angel Locsin and Neri Colmenares will not tell you this."

The Ella mentioned in the statement is Angel's sister.

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

After Parlade's claims about her and her sister, Angel posted a recent photo of her family together with Ella on Instagram Stories.

She wrote, "With our controversial sister na nasa underground daw sa Quezon. 😂"

Angel also came to the defense of Liza, following Parlade's statement.

Also on Instagram Stories, she wrote, "A man calling out a woman on how she should advocate women's rights. How 1920s."

Today, October 23, Angel wrote a post asking for a stop to red-tagging.

She wrote, "To set the record straight, hindi po ako parte ng NPA or any terrorist group 😅. Neither my sister nor my kuya Neri is a part of the NPA or any terrorist group."

"We live in a country where our freedom to speak and express ourselves are enshrined and protected by the Constitution. May paniniwala ako, may paniniwala ka. At sa ilalim Ng Consitution, pareho tayong mayroon karapatan sa ating nga sariling paniniwala. Kung magkaiba tayo, hindi ibig sabihin pwede mo na ako i-red tag. Hindi tayo magkakalaban dito. Hindi rin ako 'red.' Magkaiba lang tayo ng paniniwala."

She continued, "Nanawagan po ako sa kinauukulan, na itama po ang mali na ito. Tigilan na po ang red tagging. The statement made is utterly false and places ordinary citizens like us, those who they swore to protect, in danger."

Angel, who is known for her philanthropic efforts, also pointed out that the time and effort spent on this issue could have been redirected to more pressing needs such as various COVID-19 response programs and financial assistance.

"Nakakalungkot po isipin na dito napupunta ang malaking halaga na 19.3B, sa mga paratang na walang basehan at pananakot na red tagging. Sana ibigay na lang po sa ibang departamento ng AFP katulad ng medical reserve corps o pagtaas ng sweldo at pension ng mga sundalo natin," she said.

"Malaking tulong rin po for purchasing vaccines or other COVID-19 response programs. Many of our countrymen need financial assistance. Mga OFW na nawalan ng trabaho. Madaming mas nangangailangan ng pera ngayon. Sana doon na lang ilaan at sana doon ibuhos ang oras."

Angel furthered, "I am also appealing to everyone to express support for those being red-tagged like Liza Soberano, Catriona Grey, and all the others just because they are expressing their beliefs peacefully."

"By being vocal about my opinions and advocacies, I have always been attacked. Those I could ignore but this is a different level altogether. And so I have to speak up once again because this baseless and reckless red-tagging jeopardizes not only my safety but also the safety of my sister and our family."

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#NoToRedTagging #YesToRedLipstick 😅 To set the record straight, hindi po ako parte ng NPA or any terrorist group 😅. Neither my sister nor my kuya Neri is a part of the NPA or any terrorist group. We live in a country where our freedom to speak and express ourselves are enshrined and protected by the Constitution. May paniniwala ako, may paniniwala ka. At sa ilalim Ng Consitution, pareho tayong mayroon karapatan sa ating nga sariling paniniwala. Kung mag kaiba tayo, hindi ibig sabihin pwede mo na ako i-red tag. Hindi tayo magkakalaban dito. Hindi rin ako "red". Magkaiba lang tayo ng paniniwala. Nanawagan po ako sa kinauukulan, na itama po ang mali na ito. Tigilan na po ang red tagging. The statement made is utterly false and places ordinary citizens like us, those who they swore to protect, in danger. Nakakalungkot po isipin na dito napupunta ang malaking halaga na 19.3B, sa mga paratang na walang basehan at pananakot na red tagging. Sana ibigay na lang po sa ibang departamento ng AFP katulad ng medical reserve corps o pagtaas ng sweldo at pension ng mga sundalo natin. Malaking tulong rin po for purchasing vaccines or other covid response programs. Many of our country men need financial assistance. Mga OFW na nawalan ng trabaho. Madaming mas nangangailangan ng pera ngayon. Sana doon na lang ilaan at sana doon ibuhos ang oras. I am also appealing to everyone to express support for those being red-tagged like Liza Soberano, Catriona Grey, and all the others just because they are expressing their beliefs peacefully By being vocal about my opinions and advocacies, I have always been attacked. Those I could ignore but this is a different level altogether. And so I have to speak up once again because this baseless and reckless red-tagging jeopardizes not only my safety, but also the safety of my sister and our family. 💋

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