This is in response to the statement issued on Friday, March 17, by the Gabriela Partylist, which was circulated in social media accusing the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity of intimidating Ms. Elizabeth Maynigo, Gabriela Partylist – Marikina president.
To set the record straight, the OPAPRU vehemently denies that it was involved in the alleged harassment of Ms. Maynigo. This is a baseless, irresponsible and unfounded accusation.
The story being peddled by Gabriela, that Ms. Maynigo was “asked to board a vehicle and interrogated by men who identified themselves as OPAPP (former name of OPAPRU),” is simply illogical. Moreso, mere allegations not supported by appropriate evidence is considered hearsay and only a ploy to mislead the public.
There is a process on how to properly validate and verify complaints. To ferret out the truth, the agency immediately conducted internal checking when the allegation broke out in social media.