There is no basis to support various claims that presidential candidate and Vice President Leni Robredo has links to communist groups, particularly the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA).

Rival Norberto Gonzalez, during a joint press conference with fellow candidates last April 17, 2022, said that there were “communist elements” within Robredo’s group.

Hindi ko masasabi na walang communist element sa grupo ni Vice President. I can say, yeah, there are… Pero depende sa strategy na pinag-uusapan,” the former defense secretary said. He did not offer any proof to support such claim.

Robredo, for her part, has repeatedly stated that she does not believe in resorting to violence to resolve insurgency.

May paandar pang bubuo daw ako ng coalition government kasama ang CPP-NPA-NDF (National Democratic Front). Para klaro: kasinungalingan ito,” she said in a Facebook post on March 13, 2022.

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