The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is preparing for the upcoming 2019 National and Local Elections. During the press conference, DILG revealed there are a lot of candidates who support communist party groups.
DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said that they would get the list of those candidates being monitored in the next press briefing of Armed forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP).
Año claimed the communist rebels are giving the 349 local and national government officials extortion money during the 2016 national elections as well as the 2018 barangay polls.
The DILG chief pointed out that in Regions II, IV, VII, X and XI extortion activities are very prevalent.