Anti-leftist group Hands Off Our Children voiced the plea of the father of Trishia Antoniano against the deceptive recruitment of youth by separatist CPP-NPA-NDF.
“Sana ay bigyan niyo ang mga kabataang ito ng pagkakataong maipagpatuloy ang sinira niyong buhay nila at makasama ang kanilang pamilyang patuloy na nananalanging sila’y laging ligtas,” Junior Antoniano said.
Trishia has been missing since May 2018. She was a Senior High School student in Polytechnic University of the Philippines and was recruited by League of Filipino Students at the age of 17.
“Dalawang taon ka ng wala sa aming piling. Alam kong ramdam mo at ng mga kasama mo ang pangungulila namin. Mahal namin kayo anak at miss na miss na namin kayo. Nawa’y gabayan kayo ng Diyos at ilayo sa kapahamakan o karamdaman,” the father said.
Various anti-leftist groups and civic movements have been calling for the passage of Anti-Terrorism Bill which now only needs the signature of President Duterte to fully come into law and curtail terroristic activities such as recruitment and conspiracy.