#Openletter: Mother asks son recruited by Anakbayan turned NPA, how to be happy this Christmas without him?

A devastated mother who whose son was a victim of deceptive NPA recruitment took to social media to write a moving open letter to her son.

Therese Fuentes began by asking her son how to be happy this coming Christmas without him.

“Paano ba maging masaya, sa, paskong darating kung wala ka France.”

Therese wrote that unlike other families who are excited and looking forward to celebrate the occasion, it isn’t the case for her family.

“Christmas will always just be an ordinary day for us. No Christmas decor no excitement as other families looking forward to celebrate the occasion.”

Therese said she hope and pray that this Christmas, her son Francis will be home. However, hope quickly changed to despair after reality hits her hard, that this is not going to happen because her son was a victim of what she called “deceptive recruitment” of the front orgs of the CPP NPA NDF like the Anakbayan etc..

“I hope and I pray that this Christmas you will be here. But truth hurts na wala ka, sa piling namin dahil biktima ka ng deceptive recruitment ng mapaglinlang na front organization ng CPP NPA NDF tulad ng Anakbayan, kabataan party-list, LFS at iba pa. Sila ang nag lason sa puso at isip mo na sa paging aktibista e taas ang antas ng pakikipaglaban sa pamamagitan ng arms struggle.”

Therese was clearly heartbroken after former NPA rebels talked how hard life is in the mountains, which she said is not the life she wants for her son Francis. However, Therese remains hopeful her son will see the light and let him see their cause has no future.

“Former rebels reveal the truth. Nakita ko kung gaano kahirap ang buhay mo diyan sa kabundukan. Hindi mo dapat nararanasan yan nak hindi yan ang buhay na gusto ko para sa iyo. France sana makita mo at maliwanagan ka na walang patutunguhan ang inyong pinaglalaban.”

Therese ended the open letter

I pray to God that He will enlighten your heart and mind to see the truth. Ang pagmamahal ko sa iyo ang aking sandata at nagbibigay ng tapang para lumaban. This will guide you to come home dahil alam mo nandito kami naghihintay sa iyo. Love you nak at Miss you so much.

Therese also posted not old photos she shared with Francis, a meme and the screengrab photo from the video recovered by the soldiers, confirming his son is now an NPA cadre.

Thoughts?

Source: Therese Fuentes

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