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Bacolod City, Philippines Friday, April 26, 2013
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Bayan Muna denies red tag

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares yesterday slammed the text messages circulating in Bacolod City referring to them as legal fronts of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front.

Colmenares told the DAILY STAR that the track record of Bayan Muna will bring them success this coming election and the text messages are merely false accusations against them.

Also included in the list were Gabriela, Pinagisang Samahang Tsuper at Operations Nationwide, and Kabataan.

The text message states that they are legal fronts of CPP-NPA-NDF who use government funds “to continue their atrocities and attack and massacre civilians.”

It also asked people not to vote for the partylists.

However, Colmenares said if they had illegally used their funds, the Department of Budget and Management could not have released their money and cases would have been filed against them.

He said these are the work of people who create issues without proof.

He said their success will depend on the people’s vote, and Bayan Muna has been protecting the interests of the people and poured projects into Bacolod City and Negros Occidental, among them daycare centers, multipurpose buildings, water systems, libraries, water breakers, footbridges, and repairs of barangay halls and public markets, he added.*LTG

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