Are Parlade and Esperon hatching a terrorist plot in Europe?

22 September 2021

Press Release

NDFP International Information Office

Utrecht, The Netherlands

Former National Task Force to End the Local Communist Armed Conflict (sic) NTF-ELCAC spokesperson and recently appointed National Security Council (NSC) vice-chair retired AFP general Antonio Parlade Jr., and NSC chair Hermogenes Esperon might be hatching a terrorist plot in Europe.

According to sources of the NDFP, Parlade was recently sighted in Milan, Italy going around talking and conducting meetings with former AFP and police personnel who have resided and worked in Italy.

This is not the first time that Parlade came to Europe to undertake terrorist activities against progressive forces based in Europe. Last year, the Duterte regime through its NTF-ELCAC traveled to several countries in Europe purportedly to set-up cells of the NTF-ELCAC.

These cells were to undertake surveillance and red-tagging of progressive compatriot organizations, foreign solidarity friends and entities, anti-Duterte individuals and personalities, especially open leaders of the NDFP and its peace panel, and possibly target them for neutralization and assassination.

Years ago, according to NDFP sources, the NDFP leaders based in Europe got hold of information that an assassination team has been formed in Milan and was ready to travel to the Netherlands to assassinate NDFP leaders.

During the Estrada regime, a member of an assassination team the regime organized and sent to kill NDFP chief political consultant Prof. Jose Ma. Sison, came forward to expose the plan after it failed, and after the Dutch police confirmed the plan’s existence.

Early last year, a similar plan to assassinate Professor Sison came to the attention of the NDFP leaders and was similarly confirmed by the Dutch police who adviced Professor Sison to take precautions.

Parlade and the NTF-ELCAC have been widely condemned by a cross section of Philippine society for conducting witch-hunting activities that victimize innocent civilians targeting them for red-tagging, arrest, torture and extra-judicial killing. Parlade is now retired but is recycled as vice chairman of the NSC by Duterte.

“Like earlier attempts of Parlade and Esperon to recruit OFWs to the NTF-ELCAC and possibly set-up a death squad or assassination team in Europe, their terrorist and fascist plan is sure to fail and will be foiled by freedom and democracy-loving overseas Filipinos and European friends,” according to a member of Compatriots, an organization of Filipino migrants, which is a member organization of the NDFP.

Ma. Lourdes Barros

NDFP International Information Office