Sarah Elago says nothing wrong with 'legitimate organized groups' from recruiting students

Kabataan partylist Representative Sarah Elago | Photo from Manila Bulletin

Last week, several mothers were in pain and emotional expressing their grief over their missing children after they were allegedly recruited by left leaning youth groups in school.

Such incident earns the ire of the netizens especially those parents who also expressed their support and concern over the active recruitment of leftist organizations in schools and universities nationwide.

However, Kabataan partylist Representative Sarah Elago maintained that she sees nothing wrong when the students were recruited by a legitimate organized groups as according to her this is different from the recruitment of minors into armed groups.

Elago also said in an interview with ANC that their group may arrange a talk between the struggled parents and their children who joined the leftist organizations.

In pain Mothers of the missing students | Photo from GMA News 

Kabataan partylist Representative Sarah Elago | Photo from News Lens

"We can support parents by organizing a setting or a place where the parents, both the parents and their children can feel free to exchange their messages to each other," Elago said.

Elago has also warned the latest proposals allowing police presence within the college campuses to protect students against the leftist personalities saying this will result result in the repression of dissent by students and teachers.

Recently, Senate committee on public order, panel chair Sen. Ronald dela Rosa who also expressed alarm over the number of minors supposedly recruited by the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA).

He also said there's nothing wrong with the allowing an intensified police visibility inside schools and universities to adress the leftist groups recruitment as initiated by the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Kabataan partylist Representative Sarah Elago | Photo from Veritas

“May napakalaking inequality, disparity. Bakit itong mga government schools ina-alllow nila ang mga komunista mag-recruit sa loob ng kanilang eskuwelahan, tapos binabawalan ang gobyerno na pumasok para naman, hindi naman mag-recruit, just to give little education sa mga estudyante nila,” he said.

The CPP-NPA, which has been waging a five-decade armed struggle against the government, is listed as a terrorist organization by the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines.


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