Albayalde urges probe on alleged Red recruitment in Lumad schools


Posted at Oct 18 2018 02:55 PM

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Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde on Thursday urged education officials to look into reports that some schools for Lumads were being used as a breeding ground for communists. 

Albayalde said several Lumad leaders who earlier met with him claimed that communist rebels were teaching students in some Lumad schools about how to handle weapons. 

"I'm sure kung ganoon naman ang itinuturo, hindi naman pababayaan ng CHEd (Commission on Higher Education) iyan," he told reporters. 

(I'm sure that if this is what is being taught, the CHEd will take action.)

Military officials earlier said that communists were recruiting students from at least 18 schools in Metro Manila for a plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte this month. 

The alleged ouster move dubbed "Red October" has fizzled, but rebels are still purportedly planning destabilization moves for December, in time for the 50th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines, the military said. 

DZMM, 18 October 2018