Netizens Reacts on Sen. Kiko Pangilinan's Alleged Defense of the NPA Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Opposition leader and controversial lawmaker, Sen. Kiko Pangilinan made some headlines on social media after he was accused by some supporters of the President that defended the terrorists group, New People's Army in the country.


Sen. Pangilinan issued a statement which is contrary to the statement released by Pres. Rody Duterte who plans to declare Martial Law in the Philippines due to the successive attacks made by the New People's Army despite the country's problem against COVID-19 pandemic.



Based on earlier reports, the NPA attacked a COVID-19 relief efforts of the national government, due to the said incident, the President warned and threathened them to declare Martial Law to combat the lawlessness in the country due to the presence of the NPA.

In a national address, Pres. Rody Duterte announced the following:

Maybe I will declare martial law. Ikaw na NPA, numero uno, hinaharang ang tulong sa tao, pati supply ng pagkain nila. Kaya I’m now warning everybody and putting notice sa AFP pati pulis. I might declare martial law and there will be no turning back kung ano ang martial law na klase na gagawin ko… Pati kayong mga legal magtago na kayo. Huwag ninyong sabihin p****** i** na wala kayong… You know, you’re a b***s***, you’re the legal fronts. Sa inyo kumukuha kayo ng pera. Ang mga negosyo dito na malalaki sa Pilipinas, nagdedeposito ng pera ‘yan sa bangko, sa account ninyo. Kinukuha ninyo ‘yan. Iyan ang totoo diyan kaya nabubuhay ‘yang NPA. Pati pa ‘yung extortion niyo doon sa labas," Duterte stated.



There are numerous reports regarding the alleged attacks perpetreated by some members of the Communist rebels against government forces who were just helping in the relief operations amid COVID-19 pandemic. Some soldiers even lost their lives at the hands of the NPA. There are also reports of thefts and robbery by the NPA.

The statement of Pres. Duterte reached the desk of Sen. Kiko Pangilinan who reacted with the statement of the President as he responded by saying:

Besides the immediate and pressing problem today, the enemy at the gates today is coronavirus disease (COVID-19)… Sa panahon ng COVID unahin nilang hanapan ng solusyon yung milyon milyon na ginugutom na kababayan natin sa mga komunidad at lansangan sa Maynila at iba pang lockdown areas at hindi mga rebeldeng nasa tuktok ng malalayong bundok… Hindi ML ang solusyon sa krisis ng covid. Tigilan na nila ang pagtulak ng kamay na bakal dahil hindi kayang gipitin o sugpuin ng kamay na bakal ang mikrobyo o nakakamatay na virus,” Pangilinan said.

PCOO Undersecretary Mon Cualoping responded to Pangilinan's statement:

"Mr. Senator, bakit mahal na mahal mo ang mga leftist at mga NPA? Lagi kang una na dumepensa sa kanila.
Mediyo pinaninindigan mo talaga ang pagiging epal,”



Read Some Comments from Netizens:

Dino Enrique: Sige senador..hayaan na lang natin na nakawin ng NPA ang relief goods..hayaan na rin natin na ubusin nila militar natin.
Pababain na rin natin sila sa Metro Manila, sakaling makatulong sila sa hinaharap natin ngayon.
Ganun na lang siguro para di na kayo mangiyak-ngiyak jan, ano po?

Joe S Coundrel: Wrong. The fucking NPA is an enemy of the Republic. If you say they are not, in whatever context, then YOU are the enemy as well.

Choot Ramirez: Palagay ko dapat yung mga kontra kay PRRD ang magdala ng goods sa mga areas na may NPA malamang di sila galawin, nalatulong pa sila both sa gov't at mamamayan.

Juan Bagumbayan: The NPA is not the worst enemy. Not even covid. Its the yellow virus who had been our pain in the neck for more than 3 decades!


Source: Facebook / Manila Bulletin

Netizens Reacts on Sen. Kiko Pangilinan's Alleged Defense of the NPA Amid COVID-19 Crisis Netizens Reacts on Sen. Kiko Pangilinan's Alleged Defense of the NPA Amid COVID-19 Crisis Reviewed by Phil Newsome on April 25, 2020 Rating: 5
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