Solon blasts youth commissioner for red-baiting

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MANILA — Bayan Muna Party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate on Thursday clashed with the head of the National Youth Commission (NYC) over the latter's alleged electioneering and threat to "wipe out" left-leaning organizations. 

NYC Chairperson Ronald Cardema has rallied voter support on social media for the Duterte Youth party-list, which he touted as "pro-gov’t/pro-military." 

At the same time, he urged voters to reject the Kabataan, Gabriela, Act Teachers, Bayan Muna, and Anakpawis party-lists, which have criticized some government policies. 

"Kung hardliner si Presidente Duterte, mas todo hardliner at radical pa para sa pagbabago ng ating henerasyon ang Duterte Youth," Cardema said in a Facebook post. 

(If President Duterte is a hardliner, the Duterte Youth is more radical for change for our generation.) 

"Tatalunin namin kayo ng debate sa Kongreso at uubusin namin kayo sa lansangan kasama ang mga NPA (New People's Army) comrades niyo, mga Rapists, Kriminal, at Terorista ng bansa," he added. 

(We will defeat you in Congress debate and wipe you out in the streets with your NPA comrades, rapists, criminals and terrorists.) 

Zarate said Cardema was "inciting people to harm us." 

"The statement as it is, if you read it, sasabihin mo doon sa mga panatikong supporter, ubusin n'yo iyan, patayin n'yo iyan. That's the danger," he told ANC. 

(You're telling fanatic supporters, wipe them out, kill them.) 

A Bayan Muna coordinator, Escalante City Councilor Bernardino “Toto” Patigas, was shot dead in April while campaigning for reelection, noted Zarate. 

NOT A DEATH THREAT 

Cardema said his "wipe out" remark was not a kill order. 

"Gusto natin ubusin dahil gusto natin silang isama papunta sa gobyerno. Gusto nating ma-enlighten sila, ma-enjoin sila na ang mga kabataang Pilipino ay kailangan sumuporta sa ating gobyerno, sa ating mga tropa para mapalakas natin ang ating bansa," he said. 

(We want to wipe then out because we want to integrate them into the government. We want to enlighten, enjoin them that the youth should support our government, our troops to strengthen the country.) 
 
Cardema also claimed that left-leaning groups are recruiting the youth and acting as "legal fronts" for the NPA, citing information from a supposed rebel leader who surrendered to the government. 

"Saludo ako personally sa Bayan Muna sa inyong pagiging makabayan talaga. Hindi kayo nangungurakot. Ginagamit ninyo ang inyong partido para sa mga advocacies. Ang mali lang po talaga ay sumusuporta kayo sa CPP-NPA," he said. 

(I personally salute Bayan Muna for your patriotism. You're not corrupt, you're using your party for advocacies. Your only error is supporting the CPP-NPA.) 
 
SOLON THREATENS RAPS VS CARDEMA 

Zarate, however, asked the NYC leader to show evidence of leftist groups' links to NPA rebels. 

"Magpakita ka ng ebidensya dahil kung wala kang maipakitang ebidensya at dinala mo iyan sa right venue sa korte, I am cautioning you, I'll file a case against you dahil naninirang-puri ka," he said. 

(Show evidence because if you can't and you don't bring that to the right venue in court, I am cautioning you, I'll file a case because you are destroying our reputation.) 

He also told Cardema: "You are a government official, you are campaigning against us. That is [a] clear act of electioneering."

SUPPORT FOR DUTERTE YOUTH 

Cardema said he supports the Duterte Youth because some members of the Kabataan Party-list are allegedly working with the NPA. 

"Sinusuportahan natin itong Duterte Youth dahil wala man lang ibang grupo ng kabataan na handang lumaban sa kanilang hanay," he said. 

(We support the Duterte Youth because there is no other youth group that can fight their ranks.) 

"Hindi pupuwedeng sila lang ang nagsasalita dahil dinadala ninyo sa armed rebellion ang iba ninyong miyembro. Kung walang haharang d'yan na hardliner na pro-military at pro-government, ano pang mangyayari?" 

(They shouldn't be the only ones talking because you bring your members to armed rebellion. If no pro-military and pro-government force would block it, what else will happen?) 

Cardema said his wife will withdraw as nominee of the Duterte Youth. 

Source From:https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/09/19/uubusin-namin-kayo-solon-blasts-youth-commissioner-for-electioneering

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