Save youth from communist recruitment –NTF-ELCAC spox 

CARING FOR THE YOUTH. Undersecretary Lorraine Marie Badoy openly shared NTF-ELCAC’s advocacy of  preventing the recruitment of the youth into armed communist insurgency by providing them with information  in a manner that is suited to them, and “using the language” of the millennials and Gen Z.  (Task Force Balik Loob, Balik-Loob sa Pagbabago screengrab)

CALOOCAN CITY, May 26 (PIA) -- National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC)  spokesperson, Undersecretary Lorraine Marie Badoy, called on individuals and agencies to  save the youth from being recruited by the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG), particularly into the New People’s Army (NPA) and Milisya ng Bayan (MB).  

In her recent guest appearance in the radio-television program of Task Force Balik Loob, “Balik-Loob sa Pagbabago,” aired over DWDD (1134kHz) AFP Radio and KTVQ2  Cable Channel 107, Usec. Badoy shared that apart from implementing the  programs that encourage NPA rebels to return to mainstream society and provide government services to far-flung communities, the NTF-ELCAC is also focused on  preventing the youth from being recruited by the CTG.

Badoy pointed out that the revelations and testimonies of former rebels (FRs) recruited in their universities, including “Ka Amihan,” “Ka Red” and “Ka Chan Chan,” who spoke also before the Senate inquiry, must be taken seriously.

She also said  that that it is incumbent upon the country’s leaders, lawmakers, teachers and parents to  open the eyes of the younger generation and let them know about “the real enemy” of the  country – insurgency and armed communism.  

“If we do not educate our youth and no one would speak the truth about these  problems, the future of our nation might be bleak and we would bear the consequence,”  she stressed.  

Recognizing the kind of intelligence and inquisitiveness of the “millennials and Gen  Z,” the NTF-ELCAC spokesperson also expressed her wish for the youth to be effective  leaders in the future by ensuring a more peaceful environment for them today. 

Aside from being one of the spokespersons of the NTF-ELCAC, Undersecretary  Badoy also heads the Strategic Communication Cluster of the national task force.

To recall, the NTF ELCAC was created under Executive Order Number 70 and mandated to implement a  whole-of-nation approach in ending the local communist armed conflict with good  governance as its primary guiding principle. (PIA NCR)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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