Claim: BENECO is a communist front group
Former NTF-ELCAC spokesperson Lorraine Marie Badoy claimed in an interview on SMNI that the Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) is infiltrated by communist elements from the CPP-NPA-NDF.
There is no evidence other than Badoy’s claims to indicate that the electric cooperative has any ties to the communist group. Badoy herself has yet to show evidence of such a connection.
BENECO has slammed the accusations, denying any such claims, and are evaluating whether or not to file formal complaints against Badoy for her statements red-tagging the cooperative.
Whether she is even in a capacity to speak on such matters, former undersecretary Lorraine Badoy is neither an employee nor a consultant of the Office of the President (OP) or of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-Elcac).