With Malacanang resorting to scaring the public anew with supposed threats of destabilization amid the damaging statements of ZTE-NBN deal whistle blower Rodolfo Jun Lozada, we cannot help but deduce that this regime is conjuring a scenario that tells us that they will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from coming out.

This was the statement issued today by Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Liza Largoza Maza, calling on the public to remain vigilant and to continue to keep tabs on the ZTE-NBN deal.

“Creating a scenario of destabilization is but a ploy that has been used an abused so many times by the Arroyo regime. Once more it is an attempt to give Malacanang the license to launch more repressive measures, scare the public from joining protests, militarize communities and crackdown on the opposition,” said Maza.  

The Gabriela solon also said that Malacanang has likewise unleashed its dirty tricks department releasing malicious text messages on supposed bombings in malls and public places and warning the public not to join rallies and mass actions.

“This rumor-mongering is a sick joke and we warn Malacanang not to resort to such diversionary tactics. This brings to mind the Glorietta bombing and the Batasan blast that both occurred on the eve of ZTE-NBN hearings. These bombings, which both served to divert the public’s attention from the ZTE-NBN scandal, have remained unresolved to this day.”

Maza further said that Malacanang’s destabilizaton ploy should not prevent the public from listening to Lozada and the Senate hearing and demanding public accountability.

“We throw our support behind Rodolfo Jun Lozada and commend him for speaking out amid threats to his life and that of his family. We encourage more public officials to do the same.”#


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