NOT VERIFIED | AFP: List of schools linked to Red October plot ‘under validation’
4 months ago
OCTOBER 4, 2018—The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday admitted that the released list of schools allegedly linked to communist activities still needs to undergo verification.
“The list of Metro Manila schools that have been possibly used as venues for arousing, organizing, and mobilizing of students by the NPA has been released. Some of the schools included in the list as such, however, are subject of continuing validation,” AFP Spokesperson Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo said.
On Wednesday, AFP named 18 universities and colleges in Metro Manila which they claim are areas where the Communist Party of the Philippines, New People’s Army and National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) are recruiting new members for their Red October ouster plot.
However, the AFP remains firm that communist activities are happening in the said institutions.
“We are firm in our position that some of the schools in that list have been, and widely known to have been used, as fora for communist recruitment. Some of the other schools in the list are being targeted,” Arevalo said.
University and college heads have released statements condemning the ‘red-tagging’ done by the AFP.