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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Oct 27, 2020



ANGEL LOCSIN has no coming soap or movie and yet she is always on the spotlight. She’s now up against Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade who red-tagged her sister, Ella Colmenares, as a member of the NPA. 

If the aim of Parlade is for him to gain fame (or notoriety), well, he surely knows how to achieve it as he’s now known as the military officer who are red-tagging celebrities like Liza Soberano and Catriona Gray. 

He even warned Liza in social media that she might end up getting killed like other activists for supporting the women’s group Gabriela who he accused of having a hidden violent agenda. 

He alleged that Ella, Angel’s sister, was deployed as an NPA member in Polilio Island for 18 months in 2015. 

He wrote: “She was part of the NPA band which attacked Polilio Municipal Police Station. Our Marines in the area knew this.  All those times when she was underground, she was supported by Angel.”

To disprove his allegations, Angel posted the transcript of records of her sister from the Philippine Christian University where she was studying at that time. Angel wrote: 

“As much as possible, we want to address this issue through proper channels and not in social media. It is not my responsibility to provide evidence. 

"But since this gentleman has been non-stop in targeting me and my family, we are releasing this transcript of record of my sister Ella in PCU — on the year that he claimed that he has ‘witnesses’ that my sister ‘was part of an attack in Polilio. 

"The rest of his claims is utterly wrong. Kailan naging korte ang Facebook at presscon? And when did supporting youth and women’s causes become a crime? I am against red tagging so I’m not going to red-tag Gabriela or Kabataan. No, that’s not my job. 

"Proving these allegations is his job in proper courts. Do your jobs, I don’t care. Just don’t put civilians in the middle of a communist hunt and endanger them. You can’t protect us 24/7. 

"He is clearly targeting the wrong person. I don’t understand why he keeps mentioning my name in his interviews and statements. I’m fearing for my family’s safety and mine.”

Kris Aquino sided with Angel and wrote in her own social media account: “Gel, just like I messaged you—HANGA ako sa katatagan at paninindigan mo. Reminds me of some lyrics of my dad’s favorite song, ‘Impossible Dream’: To fight for the right / Without question or pause.”

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin Jr. also defended Angel, writing in his own account: “Angel Locsin has done more with her life for others than anyone I know of in her situation. Anyone who messes up with her will get it.”