Army calls on the public to report NPA extortion activities
Philippine Army 301st Infantry Brigade (301IB) deputy commander, Colonel Orlando Edralin, recently called on the public to report incidences of extor on by members of the New People’s Army (NPA).
“[The] army is gearing towards eradica ng extor on ac vi es,” he affirmed.
The military officer also an cipated, with the midterm elec ons taking place next year, the rebel group will likely conduct their “permit to campaign” drive, where they demand payment from candidates. He likewise called on poli cal aspirants to report such incidents.
Edralin added, the 301IB recorded eight NPA encounters in the third quarter of 2018./