No Reds in DoJ — Guevarra

October 05, 2018

JUSTICE Secretary Menardo Guevarra is seriously considering confronting Armed Forces Chief of Staff Carlito Galvez over allegations that the Department of Justice (DoJ) has been infiltrated by communists.

“I will take it up directly with AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) Chief Galvez to get more info from him,” Guevarra told reporters yesterday.

“We take this seriously,” he assured media.

Recently, AFP Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations Brig. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. claimed that the communists have infiltrated the DoJ and have been helping dismiss criminal complaints against communist rebels.

“Personally, this is the first time I heard such allegation,” Guevarra said.

Guevarra  expressed confidence in the DoJ prosecutors.

“Our prosecutors rely principally on the evidence submitted by our law enforcers and security personnel, including the AFP,” he said.

Parlade has also alleged that there are at least 18 schools where the Communist Party of the Philippines-New Peoples’ Army (CPP-NPA) is allegedly recruiting students as part of their plan to overthrow President Rodrigo Duterte.Hector Lawas