Binalaan ng partidong Gabriela si Southern Luzon Command (SolCom) chief Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr. na itigil na ang red-tagging kay Liza Soberano.
“How come these macho-fascists have the audacity to mansplain strong women and lecture them on what to do? And why do they seem so afraid of women using their platform to defend other women?” giit ni Gabriela party-list Representative Arlene Brosas sa isang pahayag.
“These rabid NTF-ELCAC executives are using their rehashed script to discredit Gabriela Women’s Party despite our long track record of advocating women’s rights,” dagdag nito.
Aniya ang apela ni Parlade itigil ang red-tagging sa aktres ay “starkly ironic.”
“By saying that Soberano is ‘not yet an NPA,’ he is maliciously associating the actress with the armed movement when what she did in the youth forum was to only speak up for all the victims of gender-based violence and abuse,” dagdag nito.
Matatandaang nagpahayag si Parlade na itigil ang red-tagging kay Soberano dahil sinusuportahan lamang nito ang adbokasiya ng mga kababaihan.
“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 @ELLA, former Deputy Secretary General of Gabriela Youth of UP Manila and defender of women’s rights, even against sexual predators amongst her comrades in the NPA unit she joined which is clearly stated in her handwritten letter addressed to a certain @EMIL,” pahayag ni Parlade.