PLEASE allow us to set the record straight regarding your Dec. 4, 2020 editorial — ‘Criminalizing red-tagging is a bridge too far and unnecessary’ — which claimed, among other things, that Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson has made it his “advocacy” to criminalize red-tagging.

First, as chairman of the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, Peace, Unification and Reconciliation that conducted the hearings on the issue, Senator Lacson has the duty to study proposals brought up by resource persons at the hearings. The idea to criminalize red-tagging happened to be one such proposal.

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