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Hands off our children: Saving PH youth from communism
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승인 2019.09.12  
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MANILA -- The fight has just begun.This is what the parents of teenagers who have joined left-leaning youth groups have declared during a recent interview over Philippine News Agency's (PNA) One on Juan talk show.

Relissa Lucena, mother of Alicia Jasper who was recruited by Anakbayan, said she and other parents will not back down against the campaign of left-leaning youth groups.

“Nakita po kasi namin na systematic ginagawa ng maka-kaliwang grupo. Tinuturuan nila ang mga bata na maging rebellious sa mga magulang at kinokondisyon nila ang mga magulang na tanggapin na rebelde na ang mga anak nila (We saw that the leftist groups’ actions are systematic. They teach the kids to rebel against their parents and they condition the parent’s minds to simply accept the fact that their kids are already rebellious),“ Lucena said.

Hence, the parents have come together to establish “Hands Off Our Children”, a campaign that seeks to help families looking for their teenage loved ones who have been recruited by Anakbayan, League of Filipino Students (LFS), Kabataan Party-list and other youth groups.

“Ito po ay para matulungan namin ang mga magulang na may mga anak na nasa first stage palang ng (Through this, we’ll help parents whose children are still in the first stage of) rebellion so they can learn from our experiences,” Lucena said.

“They shouldn’t get angry at their children, rather, they must understand them and stop them from communicating with these groups,” she added.

Signs your child has become activist Jovita Antoniano, mother of Trisha who was recruited by Anakbayan and LFS , said the first things she noticed about her daughter joining an immersion is the denial of God’s existence.

“Iyong anak ko, excited lagi magsimba kapag may piyesta sa amin pero noong nakaraang piyesta na umuwi siya sa amin sinabi nya na hindi ko na kailangan magsimba (My daughter used to be excited to hear mass during feast days in our place but the last time she got home on a feast day she said she doesn’t need to go to church),” she said.

Antoniano added that her daughter said she need not study at the university because the lessons they learn in the mountains are much deeper and important than the subjects taught in schools.

“Apat o limang beses lang siya umuuwi pero nag-cha-chat kami kasi nga nagpapadala ako ng pera pero hindi pala siya nakatapos ng Grade 12. Tumutulong daw siya sa mahihirap at nagtuturo sa mga lumad pero sabi ko paano ka magtuturo kung wala kang natapos na edukasyon (She goes home four or five times only but we always chat because I send her money and I didn’t know that she didn’t even finish Grade 12. She helps the poor and teaches the indigenous people but I told her how can she teach if she hasn’t finished her education?),” she said.

Meanwhile, Elvy Caalaman, mother of Lory who joined the Kabataan Party-list, said she noticed that her daughter started cursing, drinking and smoking when she became an activist.

“Hindi na siya nakikipag-usap sa mga pinsan. Ayaw niyang sumagot sa mga tanong at naging mapag-isa (She doesn’t talk to her cousins anymore. She doesn’t want to respond to questions and she became a loner),” Caalaman added.

As for Jacqueline Mendoza, she noticed that her daughter Queenilyn has become argumentative when she started joining rallies staged by Anakbayan.

“Lagi siya nakikipagtalo sa mga kapatid niya at may sagot siya sa lahat ng mga tanong. May sarili na siyang mundo at mga barkadang sinasamahan kasi bantay sarado siya ng grupo nila (She argues with her siblings and she always has answers to all questions. She has her own world and set of friends because her group members guard her closely) she said.

“Sumulat siya nung 2017, sabi niya, mama, ito na ang pinasok kong buhay, alam ninyo na isa na akong NPA (She wrote me in 2017, she said, mama, this is the life I chose, as you know I’m now part of the NPA [New People’s Army],” she added.

Citing that the common denominator among their children is age, Lucena said left-leaning youth groups take advantage of the youth’s passion and vulnerability.

“Iyong pagiging agresibo nila, curious sa lahat ng bagay, paghahanap ng belongingness, sinamantala ng mga grupong ito. Kasi parang ang mga anak namin ay naging overwhelmed sa new information nakukuha sa kanila ang mga anak namin (These groups use their being aggressive, curiosity about everything and search for belongingness. It seems like our children got overwhelmed by the new information they offer), she added.

Not their fault

While they are frustrated about what happened to their daughter, Antoniano said they are not angry at her because they know she can start over and build a bright future for herself if she chooses to come home.

“Wala kasalanan ang aming anak dahil biktima lamang siya ng mga organisasyon gaya ng LFS at Anakbayan na pinagkatiwalaan namin (Our child is not in the wrong because she is just a victim of organizations like LFS and Anakbayan who we trusted),” she stressed.

Addressing Kabataan Party-list Rep. Sara Elago, Caalaman said left-leaning youth groups are the true enemies of the Filipino youth because they destroy the young people’s dreams and opportunity to have a bright future and a whole family.

“Ginagawa ninyong aktibista ang mga anak namin at pinaakyat sa bundok. Maraming encounter sa bundok at maaring mamatay doon ang mga anak namin at uuwi na lamang sa amin na bangkay? Anong klaseng puso meron ka Sara Elago (You recruit our children to be activists and make them stay in the mountains and they could die from encounters and just return to us dead. What kind of heart do you have Sara Elago?),” she added.

Believing that the fight against youth activism and communism can be won, Lucena urged other parents of missing activist youths to join their group.

"We have a Facebook page, it's Hands Off Our Children. Kung gusto po ninyo kaming makausap o humingi ng payo,  magpadala lang kayo ng mensahe at may sasagot sa isa samin at huwag po tayong matakot na ipaglaban ang mga anak natin (If you want to talk to us or if you want to seek advice, just send us a message and someone in our group will reply and  don't be scared to fight for our children)," Lucena said. (PNA)

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