Liza Soberano’s legal counsel slams ‘red-tagging’ of actress

The legal counsel of actress Liza Soberano slammed Thursday the alleged red-tagging of the actress on social media, insisting she remains apolitical.

“We denounce in the strongest terms the red-tagging of our client, Ms. Liza Soberano, in some social media platforms,” Attorney Juanito Lim Jr. said in a statement obtained by GMA News Online.

“Expressing her love and respect for women and is her personal advocacy,” he added.

Some netizens bashed Soberano after attending a webinar organized by Gabriela Youth, where she encouraged women to voice out their thoughts on issues.

Lim said Soberano neither support nor antagonize any person’s political views. “The important point here is respect for others, a virtue she has consciously practiced all her life,” he said.

“We, thus, call on everyone concerned to be circumspect in associating our client with their respective political beliefs, whatever it may be,” Lim added.

Liza Soberano’s legal counsel slams ‘red-tagging’ of actress

Southern Luzon Command (Solcom) chief Lieutenant General Antonio Jr. warned actress  concerning her support to the  Women’s Party, allegedly connected to communists rebels.

said Wednesday that Soberano should not be red-tagged as she is merely supporting women’s rights advocacies.

The military official said the young actress is “not yet” a member of the New People’s Army. He added Soberano and other celebrities should be informed of the “hidden violent agenda” of Malayang Kilusan ng Bagong Kababaihan (MAKIBAKA).

said MAKIBAKA is an underground group hiding under Gabriela Women’s Party.

“Liza Soberano, there’s still a chance to abdicate that group. If you don’t, you will suffer the same fate as Josephine Anne Lapira @ELLA, former Deputy Secretary-General of Gabriela Youth of UP Manila and defender of women’s rights, even against sexual predators amongst her comrades in the  unit she joined, which is clearly stated in her handwritten letter addressed to a certain @EMIL,” said.

The SolCom chief also gave the same warning to Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.

“The choice is yours, Liza, and so with you, Catriona…” he added.

Meanwhile, Senator Risa Hontiveros encouraged Soberano and Gray: “It is difficult and painful to be at the frontlines fighting beside persons oppressed by a norm that advocates rape, murder, and exploitation. But every time you speak up, another girl becomes braver, and another life is saved. I’m behind you every step of the way.”