A former member of the New People’s Army in the 80s claimed that several members of the media, priests, nuns and other members of legal organizations are helping the communist group during their encounter with the government forces.
According to Agnes Reano, a former recruiter for the New People’s Army said that the communist group got a quick response team (QRT) consisted of people from the media and Catholic church to help the wounded rebels to be transported outside the battle area safely.
“Kasama po ang mga sasakyan ng mga kaparian, kamadrian, media… kasi ho kailangan nilang pumasok pag may sugatan ay ilalabas nila yung sugatan at isasakay kung kaninong sasakyan na hindi po iche-check point ng mga pulis,” Reano said.
Reano said that the QRT is one of the tactics of the communist group to escape the government forces.
She narrated how she became a broadcaster after they made an operation against the government in Camarines Sur.
“Nasa broadcast po ako, yung sinasabi niyong wala? Ako ang kongkretong batayan na inilubog ako sa hanay ng media sector, unfortunately hindi na po ako ngayon sa kanila, ako po ang magpapatunay,” she said.
Reano revealed that the legal fronts of the communist movement who are recruiting students in several universities are aiming to demolish the current government.
She also pointed out that the communist are already demanding too much, saying that the people are already enjoying too much democracy.
“Kasama po ang party-list, kaya nga po nila pinasok ang political mainstream arena ay para magkaroon sila ng legal face,” she said.
“Sobra na po ang demokrasya, ang masakit lang ho we want to destroy the government but this is the same government that is now helping us,” she added.