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    This is a clipping from the Philippine Daily Inquirer. I decided to open a new thread.

    Military says LGU funds go to NPA

    By Delfin Mallari Jr.
    Last updated 01:51am (Mla time) 11/25/2006

    Published on Page A15 of the November 25, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

    LUCENA CITY—Portions of the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) of some local government units and villages in Southern Luzon go to the coffers of the communist New People’s Army rebels, military officials alleged here Thursday.

    Maj. Ramon Rosario, commander of the Civil Relations Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Southern Luzon, said some municipal and village officials in the Bicol region have been allotting at least 10 percent of their IRA for communist rebels.
    “But lately the NPA wants their share of the IRA to increase to 25 percent. The officials have resisted and most of them are now seeking the help of government forces to end the extortion,” Rosario said.

    Lt. Col. Rhoderick Parayno, spokesperson of the military’s Southern Luzon Command based here in Camp Nakar, said they also received reports that portions of the IRA of some municipalities, and even villages, in some parts of Southern Tagalog were being used to pay taxes to the rebels.

    “Those government officials kowtowing (sic) with the enemies should now think twice. The enemies are robbing their own people and yet they were all willing participants,” Parayno said.

    Col. Amado Bustillos, commander of the Army’s 74th Infantry Battalion based in the Bondoc Peninsula in Quezon province, said he, too, has the same piece of information.

    “The NPA also demands parts of the IRA especially from those in the remote villages,” Bustillos said.

    He said the rebels have been imposing two kinds of taxation—socialized and centralized.

    Socialized taxation, according to Bustillos, refers to money collected from individuals—from the village councilman, teachers to urban professionals while centralized taxes refer to money imposed on businesses operating in rebel-controlled areas.

    “But whatever it is, it is plain and simple extortion and banditry,” the Army official said.

    Armin de Guia, spokesperson of the NPA’s Apolonio Mendoza Command (NPA-AMC) that operates in Quezon province, laughed off the military’s allegation.

    “Revolutionary taxation through the IRA is pure hogwash. There is no such thing in Quezon,” he said in a text message.

    He also denied that communist guerrillas have been collecting taxes from individual wage earners and professionals.

    “The collection of revolutionary tax is only being directed against capitalists and landlords and not against the masses,” he said.

    The head of the Quezon village chieftains association also denied that barangay officials in the province have been paying taxes to the rebels.
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