PCOO’s Badoy ready to irrevocably resign if Makabayan bloc condemns communist group’s atrocities

Published September 30, 2020, 9:54 AM

by Genalyn Kabiling

Presidential Communications Undersecretary Lorraine Marie Badoy is ready to submit her “irrevocable resignation” to President Duterte once the Makabayan bloc condemns the atrocities of the communist rebel group.

Presidential Communications Undersecretary Lorraine Marie Badoy (PNA / MANILA BULLETIN)

Badoy has prepared her resignation letter to the President and shared a screenshot of the document on Facebook.

The draft letter, dated September 11, was posted shortly after the House minority bloc called for Badoy’s removal for alleged red-tagging Makabayan lawmakers.

“My letter of resignation has been ready for 18 days now. I will sign this within the 5 seconds that the Makabayan Bloc denounces the abuses, the inhumanities, the destruction that the CPP-NPA-NDF has committed against the Filipino people,” Badoy said in a Facebook post .

“How ’bout it, Ka Caloi, Ka Sarah, Ka Arlene, Ka Ferdie, Ka Eufemia, Ka France? Ready when you are,” she said.

In the draft letter, Badoy wrote that she would tender her irrevocable resignation after the Makabayan bloc finally “denounced our primary State enemies — the CPP-NPA-NDF (Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front)” and committed to work with government to “put an end to this scourge.”

The letter also made mention of the Makabayan lawmakers’ call on communist leader Jose Maria Sison to come home and face the arrest warrants against them.

“They have therefore given the Filipino people positive proof that they did not lie to the Filipino people by hiding the FACT that they are high-ranking party members of the CPP NPA NFA and that they use government resources to destroy government and replace it with the obsolete, inhumane ideology-communism,” Badoy said in the draft letter.

“I am therefore tendering my irrevocable resignation. Thank you for entrusting me with the care of our beloved Motherland,” she wrote.

The minority bloc of the House of Representatives had earlier issued a manifesto slamming Badoy for not allegedly upholding Filipino values and disrespecting public officials.

The manifesto read that the “relentless attacks of Usec. Badoy through her social media platforms, which even incited her followers to issue threats of harm against sitting members of the House, are not acceptable to the Minority, and we will not take it in stride or sitting down.”