Manila Bulletin writer Krizette Chu and her FB followers are making a lot of noise on Facebook with a petition to PBBM asking to recall or replace the National Security Adviser Prof. Clarita Carlos because they have no-confidence of her leadership to lead the NTF-ELCAC which PRRD and his men have worked hard in the last few years with the sole mission – stamp out the NPA rebels and its legal fronts in Philippine society.
Of course, Marcos loyalists are asking Chu and the DDS who shares her sentiment to give NSA Secretary Carlos the chance to prove her mettle before asking her head on the platter. Besides, at the time Chu was making a lot of noise on her FB page, NSA Secretary has yet to sit down with the AFP for her security briefings until yesterday noon. So it’s really premature to judge her based on her past pronouncements that made Chu and company to ask for Prof. Carlos replacement when she has yet to get all the information she needs to help her decide what to do with NTF-ELCAC and the Duterte appointees. Based on her latest interview, she has nothing to do with the firing of people as alleged by Ms. Chu in her latest FB post because those co-terminus with the president are also expected to go unless they are retained by their agency heads by making a request.
Here’s the link of the interview of Sec. Clarita Carlos wherein she talked about sitting down with members of the NTF-ELCAC and getting briefed. Just jump straight to around 1:15:16 if you don’t want to watch the 2-hour plus interview. The briefing of Sec. Carlos with AFP and NTF-ELCAC happened around noon on July 7 , 2022.
In the midst of the brouhaha over the NSA Secretary Carlos, Atty. Bruce Rivera wrote a timely article with the title ‘RECONCILING PROF CLARITA CARLOS AND DR. LORRAINE BADOY POSITIONS’ in an attempt to enlighten the supporters of both camps and that there is nothing to fight about because both women come from the same school of skinning a c@t.
You may now read Atty. Bruce original FB post below and let us hear what you think by posting your comments on the page.
I watched and listened to both arguments and in all honesty, I really do not see the conflict in both positions.
Dr. Badoy is talking a practical standpoint. Indeed, there is recruitment in schools by the forces of the CPP NPA. But Prof Carlos is also correct in saying that no policy supporting it will ever exist in all our schools as a matter of principle.
Here is the cause of confusion. DEMOCRACY.
We are against the CPP NPA because they threaten our democratic institutions. And for good reason.
But it is also our adherence to democratic precepts of free speech and expression and the right to education that enables recruitment by the CPP NPA because they can only shape minds if they are in a society that allows freedom of ideas. That is what I think Prof Clarita Carlos is getting her bearings.
Dr. Lorraine Marie T. Badoy and the NTF ELCAC argues that the CPP NPA is allowed to fester in schools and that is very true. Which needs to be remedied by the state and government.
But from a security standpoint, we cannot prevent the flow of ideology by preventing it to flow. Because at some point, it is like a dam waiting to burst its banks when heavy rains are here. If we curtail ideology by preventing it to flow, will just encourage the morbid curiosity of free thinkers who thrives best in an environment they are not allowed to think.
So, my position is clear. Badoy and Carlos come from the same school of killing the cat.
But there are so many ways of punishing your pussy and killing a destructive cat.
Source: Bruce V. Rivera