Parlade says slain Zara Alvarez not a human rights activist but an NPA

Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade, Southern Luzon command chief said slain Karapatan leader Zara Alvarez is not a human rights activist, but a member of the communist group National People’s Army or NPA.

Below is the whole statement of Parlade as a response to Cristina Palabay of the CPP NPA NDF front, Karapatan Alliance Philippines:


This is what I said verbatim: “Legal front organizations are using the social media to teach their members how to make bombs.” I did not just say these groups destabilize the government. I also said that these terrorist groups, hiding under their legal cover, continue to provide support to their CPP NPA colleagues.

Why dont you quote me on that? Nahiya ka sabihin ang masakit na katotohanan sa sinabi ko?

You claim that Zara Alvarez is an activist? She is NOT.


She joined the NPA for 2 years until 2015 when she was arrested. She was bailed out by Karapatan and went aboveground again, probably to take care of her child from CPP NPA Caña, whom you (Karapatan) bailed out after he was arrested for a string of criminal cases. They have so much money to bail their fighters because Alvarez is active in the Center for People’s Resources and Services (CPRS), a CPP front established to generate funding from foreign countries, possibly with the help of her Belgian live-in partner.

Just like KARAPATAN members, Alexa Pacalda and Malabanan, who ironically proclaim themselves to be human rights activists, they all turned out to have already trained with and joined the NPAs (Tour of Duty), as seen from their videos.

You want to call yourselves activist as cover for your nefarious deeds so by all means, bring it on because the ATL respects our right and freedom of expression- even our freedom to delude ourselves and deceive innocent Filipinos. Activists are free to shout and express dissent, in front of SolCom Freedom Park if they want. The AFP will secure them.


But terrorists go to jail, if not slain or purged by the CPP NPA hit squad, for various reasons like sexual and financial opportunism.

As Secretary of Regional Whitè Area Committee and Finance of CPP Negros, I suspect that’s what happened to Zara Alvarez. That’s what happened to Randy Malayao too.

Parlade says slain Zara Alvarez not a human rights activist but an NPA

As for Randall Echanis, who do you deceive when you claim he is a peace consultant, Palabay? Peace consultants are recognized ONLY when there are formal peace talks. There aren’t.

Echanis was in jail for various crimes including murder of fellow NPAs purged in Inopacan, Leyte. The usual classic tactic of joining the peace negotiations was availed of by the CPP NDF, if only to release Echanis, as well as other hardcore terrorists from jail.

Many of these “peace consultants” previously released have rejoined the NPAs, attending Plenums, and planning for terroristic actions against the government.

So humor us all and tell us about your “peace consultants” Palabay.

Is it not possible that anyone amongst the kin of the 6,000 CPP NPAs purged on orders of Jose Ma Sison could have executed Echanis in revenge?

As for Alvarez, even if this ‘activist’ had been ìnvolved in NPA tactical actions like the ambush of LT ARCHIE POLENZO of the PA in March 2010, what would the government gain by killing her?

Ask yourself Palabay, why are you still standing with your loud crackpot lies if government censors dissent? Tell us.

Or shall we ask former NPA hitman, James Durimon @Jurros why he was ordered by the CPP Visayas to eliminate ordinary peasants and activists in Negros?

Cui bono? Who benefits?

Definitely not a government that is fully invested in protecting its citizens.

Most likely, the worst human rights offenders in this country- bar none.

The CPP NPA NDF of which KARAPATAN fronts for.