NO BASIS

Communications Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy, concurrent spokesperson of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), claimed once again without basis that Vice President Leni Robredo “colluded” with the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army – National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) and select party-list groups in the May elections.

STATEMENT

In a Facebook post, Badoy expressed dismay that Kabataan party list “managed an increase to half a million votes” while other groups she had red-tagged in her so-called “CPP-NPA-NDF partylist groups,” had “drastic reduction” in the votes they got in the May 9 elections compared to previous polls.

She then said:

“We attribute these votes to the treachery of Leni Robredo who colluded with the CPP NPA NDF…”

Source: NTF-ELCAC Official Facebook Page, READ | Statement on CPP-NPA-NDF Partylists Groups (archive), May 22, 2022

She went further to blame Robredo, who did not endorse Kabataan party list, saying:

“For the record, if Leni Robredo had not conspired with this terrorist organization, there would have been one less seat in Congress for this terrorist organization…”

FACT

Lawyer Barry Gutierrez, Robredo’s spokesman, belied Badoy’s accusations, saying these are “patently and completely false,” and have been “denied time and again.”

Gutierrez emphasized that no proof has ever been presented to substantiate the “wild allegations.”

In a text message to VERA Files Fact Check, incoming Kabataan party list Rep. Raoul Manuel said Badoy’s statement is part of NTF-ELCAC’s “disinformation efforts” to defeat its representation of the youth in Congress.

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