SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique –- The Philippine Army urged businessmen or contractors in Antique to reject extortion demands from lawless elements, including the New People's Army (NPA) rebels.
Lieutenant Colonel Vener Morga, commander of the Philippine Army’s 82nd Infantry Battalion, said the extortion activities happened in Guimaras and Northeastern Iloilo but as a precaution, he is also warning businessmen and contractors in Antique province.
He said the NPA has presence in the towns of Hamtic, Sibalom and San Remigio.
Morga urged the public to help stop extortion activities by reporting such incident to the Armed Forces of the Philippines or the Philippine National Police. (PNA)