Sunday, April 28, 2013
Leftist New People's Army reportedly earning millions in election protection racket #juanvote
Leftist Philippine rebels are raking in millions of dollars extorting money from candidates in next month's elections and will likely use this to buy guns, a senior military official said on Sunday.
Each candidate illegally pays between 50,000 and five million pesos ($1,210-121,000) to buy protection from the New People's Army (NPA), said Major-General Jose Mabanta, commander of one of the country's army divisions.
[Above excerpt taken from Yahoo! News report.]