One of the missing students who got recruited by the leftist group refused to go back to her parents saying that she’s only being used as an “investment”.
In a press conference together with the Makabayan bloc at the House of the Representatives, Alicia Lucena, a grade 11 student of the Far Eastern Univesity, said that she voluntarily joined Anakbayan and not forced like what her parents claimed.
According to her, she joined Anakbayan because of her hate against the government and its policies.
Despite the pleading of her mother during the Senate investigation, Alicia said that she doesn’t want to return to her mother, because she believes that she is going to be obliged by her parents to return what they spent to her since birth.
“May sapat na akong kaalaman, parang sinasabi nila na parang obligasyon ko raw at responsibilidad ko na sumunod sa kanila dahil nag invest sila sa akin at dapat ibalik ko yun sa kanila,” Alicia told the press.
“Parang investment lang ang pagiging anak, ayoko pong maging investment lang dahil hawak ko po yung sarili kong buhay, may mga sarili akong desisyon at buhay ko ito,” she added.
The press conference and the Senate investigation on the recruitment of leftist group held at the same time where Alicia’s mother, Relissa Lucena is present.
Even Senator Ronald Dela Rosa who’s leading the investigation urged Mrs. Lucena to recover her child from the custody of the Makabayan bloc.
“You have all the right in this world to put your daughter in your custody,” Dela Rosa told Mrs. Lucena.
However, the mother of the leftist student said that she’s afraid that her child might escape their home again and never come back.
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