PNP beefs up measures vs NPA poll extortion

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Philippine Star

Emmanuel Tupas – The Philippine Star October 7, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar has ordered police commanders to intensify law enforcement operations against New People’s Army (NPA) rebels to thwart their extortion activities during the election season. Eleazar issued the directive after President Duterte warned communist rebels and warlords to stay out of the national and local elections, stressing they should be prevented from collecting “permit-to-campaign” fees from politicians. “I have directed our area commanders to step …

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