[In the news] Church leaders express fear over alleged Red-tagging of NCCP -Manila Bulletin

Interfaith organization Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) expressed overwhelming fear over the list of alleged “front organizations of local Communist terrorist groups (CTG)” as presented by the Department of National Defense (DND).

The list included the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP).

The list was presented on November 5 by Major General Reuben Basiao, AFP Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, in a House Committee meeting.

PEPP is composed of church leaders from various denominations belonging to five religious federations including the NCCP.

“While we celebrate our diversity and affirm our different traditions, we are united in our unequivocal faith in Jesus Christ and our common ministry for peace and justice and we stand firm with the NCCP. We are thus also willing to dialogue with the AFP regarding this red-tagging of one of us,’’ PEPP said in a statement.

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