Another mother of an student activist turned NPA sent an open letter to Carol Araullo, pleading for answers from the former and begging for help to return their sons and daughters.
Annabelle Saturday, using an alias, began by telling Carol Araullo that she is confused why the latter continue to refute the connection of the legal fronts to the allegations of recruitment of our youths to the NPA.
“Hindi ko maintindihan kung bakit patuloy ninyo pinabubulaanan ang mga koneksyon ng mga legal fronts sa usaping deceptive recruitment sa mga kabataan.
Annabelle said she wrote the open letter in the hope of reminding Carol Araullo about Mao Zedong’s quote. Meanwhile, she said she was baffled at Carol’s stubborn denial of the connection of the legal fronts with the recruitments when it is hard to explain how his son ended up in Samar as an NPA if he was just purely an activist.
When her son wa captured by soldiers, the legal fronts made a propaganda out of his son and company like “Free Las Navas 3”, claiming they are not NPAs.
“Nais ko lang ipaalala ang kasabihan ni Mao Zedong na walang karapatan magsalita ang wala sa kongkretong kalagayan, napakaraming mga buhay na testimonya na magpapatunay sa koneksiyon ng mga legal fronts na ito sa CPP NPA NDF sa youth sector dahil kung talagang purely activist ang mga ito paano maipapaliwanag sa akin na naging NPA ang anak ko na si Rey Christian Sabado paano siya napunta sa samar at ng mahuli ginawan pa ng mga legal fronts ng propaganda na FREE Chan Chan o Free Las Navas 3 claiming na hindi siya NPA.”
Annabelle begged Carol Araullo to listen to their pleas, that she believe the latter will understand because she is a mother like them, who longs for their children.
“Ms. Carol Araullo nanay ka rin po at naniniwala ako na naiintindihan mo higit ang damdamin ko bilang isang ina at ng mga kasama kong nanay sa Hands Off Our Children na lahat gagawin para sa anak at handang ibuwis ang buhay masiguro lamang ang kaligtasan ng anak. Pakinggan mo ang aming hinaing ang pangungulila sa mga anak namin…”
Annabelle confessed to Carol Araullo that it never crossed her mind, not even dreamed that her son will become an NPA. She said that Carol might be ignorant how it greatly affected their family. Annabelle slammed Carol Araullo because she talked like she is innocent and pure. If indeed she has compassion for our youths, she dared Carol to return the children recruited by the legal fronts to their mothers, not condone or aid the coverup of the legal fronts.
“Ginang Carol Araullo ako ang nanay ni Rey Christian Sabado ni sa isipan ko di ko pinangarap na maging NPA ang anak ko…..HINDI NINYO ALAM KUNG PAANO ANG NAGING EPEKTO NITO SA PAMILYA KO…… AT NGAYON MAGMAMALINIS KAYO KUNG TALAGANG MAY MALASAKIT KAYO SA MGA KABATAAN BAKIT DI NINYO MAIBALIK SA MGA MAGULANG NIYA SI AJ LUCENA AT SI FRANCES ERN MERIVELES ANO Po BA ANG DAPAT IKATATAKOT. NINYO O ITINATAGO.. HWAG NATING PAGTAKPAN ANG MGA GINAGAWA NG MGA LEGAL FRONTS, IBALIK NINYO ANG MGA BATA SA MGA MAGULANG NILA ASAN SI TASYA ASAN SI LOUVAINE ASAN SI PON, SURFACE THEM…. NGAYON NINYO PATUNAYAN NA TALAGANG MAY MALASAKIT PO KAYO SA MGA KABATAAN.”
Annabelle lamented the inequality in terms of the treatment of people in our country. She reckoned that if local celebrities and politicians are red-tagged, Carol Araullo was quick to their rescue.
“We parents from Hands off our Children is deeply in pain because of what happen to our children.Bakit po Pag artista at politico ang bilis niyong depensahan from red tag. Pero kami po ay sumisigaw HEAR OUR VOICES. OUR CHILDREN ARE VICTIMS.”
Annabelle ended the open letter by leaving Carol Araullo basically with three pleadings.
“IPANAWAGAN NIYO KAYA KAMI NA IBALIK ANG ANAK NAMIN. REVEAL THE TRUTH. STOP DECEPTIVE RECRUITMENT OF FRONT ORGANIZATION OF CPP NPA NDF”
Source: Annabelle Saturday