ARMED COMMUNIST REBELS VS.. LEGAL LEFTIST PARTYLISTS (MAKABAYAN BLOC), CONTRADISTINGUISHED -
CHR SPOKESPERSON JAQUELINE DE GUIA:
1. "De Guia said there must be DELINEATION between people WHO HAVE TAKEN UP ARMS or joined the armed combat and those WHO HAVE NOT."
2. “We DO NOT SUPPORT ARMED VIOLENCE and we have also CAUTIONED THE GOVERNMENT AGAINST RED TAGGING INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE NOT TAKEN UP ARMS AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT. There has been NO EXPRESSED DECLARATION FROM OUR COURTS OF WHO THE TERRORISTS ARE,” de Guia said in an ANC interview.
3. “For those who have not taken up arms, if they are exercising their CONSTITUTIONAL FREEDOMS, THEY CAN DO SO FREELY. The DANGER OF RED TAGGING is this is a blanket, a SWEEPING GENERALIZATION, regardless if you have TAKEN ARMS OR NOT. That PUTS LIVES IN DANGER,” de Guia added.
4. "De Guia was referring to the ARTICLE 3 Section 4 of the PHILIPPINE CONSTITUTION which states that “No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of SPEECH, of EXPRESSION, or of the PRESS, or the right of the people peaceably to ASSEMBLE and PETITION THE GOVERNMENT for REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES.”
SOURCE - https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/766315/chr-non-armed-groups-aren-t-communists/story/?utm_source=GMANews&utm_medium=Facebook