The church group Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) has asked the government to unfreeze its bank accounts.
Members of the church-based group were recently indicted for alleged terrorist financing, an ABS-CBN News report said.
The RMP, however, has denied this and they also condemned the attempts to red-tag them, saying these actions put their members at risk, the report said.
“It’s painful to think that we are being red-tagged while we help other people,” Sr. Edith Eslopor of the RMP’s leadership team, quoted by the ABS-CBN News report said.
“Pero hindi ibig sabihin na pag may gumagawa ng pagsisira sa misyon namin, mag-stop na tayo. Tuloy pa rin ang pagtulong sa kapwa (But just because someone is attacking our mission doesn’t mean we will stop. We will still continue helping our fellowmen),” she said.
The organization also decried the government for filing terrorism financing charges against nuns.