MAKABAYAN SOLONS CALL FOR BADOY’S RESIGNATION
Members of the House Makabayan Bloc have called for the immediate resignation of Communications Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy following her social media post in which she called the opposition lawmakers as “high-ranking” members of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).
In a Facebook post over the weekend, Badoy, who also serves as the spokesperson of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), tagged Makabayan Bloc members as “high-ranking party members” of the CPP whose goals are to weaken the government until it is totally destroyed “so that the CPP may topple our democracy and install, in its place, communism.”
Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Arline Brosas cried foul over Badoy’s remark considering that they are duly-elected Congress members representing the marginalized sector and have authored measures beneficial for poor Filipinos.
“If Usec. Badoy will continue to use her position and taxpayers’ money to criminalize dissent; she might as well leave her post,” Brosas said.
“Her baseless accusations against activists and legal organizations are dangerous, especially in this political climate where activists who are voicing out the demands of the crisis-hit Filipinos were being red-tagged, illegally arrested, and even killed,” she added.