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Parlade Resigns from Anti-Insurgency Task Force

To "ease pressure" on the body.
by Arianne Merez
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Photo/s: Senate PRIB/Handout

Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade said Thursday he resigned from the government's anti-communist task force over a month ago to "ease pressure" on its leaders.

Parlade said he submitted his letter of resignation to President Rodrigo Duterte as spokesperson of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict over a month ago. The President however has yet to respond, he said.

"I want to ease the pressure to the NTF ELCAC principals who are being questioned by legislators for designating me inspite my being in the active service. There are so many legal bases justifying my appointment as constitutional but I will not belabor myself with those," Parlade told reporters.

"I am happy that there are now six more civilian NTF spokespersons who shall carry on the fight passionately and with conviction," he said.

Parlade's stint at the anti-communist insurgency task force was marred by controversies after he linked celebrities such as Liza Soberano and Angel Locsin to the movement.

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Lawmakers questioned Parlade over activities of the task force following the issue.


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