“NTF-ELCAC is clearly working to protect multinational corporations instead of Filipino workers. Its disaffiliation campaign against labor centers and unions only exposes what their repressive objectives are—to disenfranchise workers and deprive them of their rights,” Maza added. She also pointed out that on the guise of “combating Communism” and its “legal fronts”, the NTF-ELCAC and State Security forces openly attack militants and progressives. Moreover, it is being done to protect the interests of corporations over workers’ welfare.
Peasant women group demands defunding of NTF ELCAC amid recent red-tagging of leader in Cagayan — AmihanApril 29, 2021
“We are enraged that amid the surging cases of COVID-19, the Duterte government thru the NTF ELCAC and its fascist police and military forces is splurging billions of the taxpayers’ money on these baseless and dangerous allegations against peasant women and peasant women organizations instead of helping the impoverished peasant families survive the pandemic. Dapat lang na tanggalan ng budget itong NTF ELCAC at gamitin na lamang ang bilyon-bilyon nitong pondo para magbigay ayuda sa mga maralitang Pilipino,” Amihan national chairperson Zenaida Soriano said.