Agnes Reano, former high-ranking NPA amazona from the Bicol command has shared some interesting insights regarding how the NPA operates.
We already heard that the NPA collects revolutionary taxes but for the first time, I’ve heard the NPA’s don’t call it revolutionary tax but “kotong”. Sounds familiar huh?
Reano admitted the only entity who can collect taxes from the people is the government, not the NPA’s so they prefer to call the money they collect as “kotong”.
So what will happen to businesses who refused to pay “kotong”?
Reano claimed that the punishment is to conduct a raid on the erring businessman as a warning to other other businessmen.
Like what happened to a pineapple plantation in Bukidnon?
Reano explained that if she refuses to follow the order from the higher command, she will be buried six-feet under.
And here’s the other interesting part: Ka Tina told the senators they blamed the attack against the Peste Six or the Army’s 56th IB.
And the people, Reano said, believed everything hook line and sinker.
Reano said it was easy because some members of the media are members of the NPA and they can’t deny it because she’s the proof of it.
Why did she say that? Because, after the raid, she was, to use her term “nilubog” in the radio station in Lucena City as a radio announcer owned by Danding Cojuangco.
The “insertion” she said in the radio station in Lucena City happened right after they bombed a bridge in Sipocot, Camarines Sur to regain back their lost credibility in the eyes of the people.
Reano urged the public to call the new director of said radio station to confirm that until now, she is still in the broadcast industry.
Reano told local mediamen that denying its existence is futile because she’s the concrete proof the NPA’s have infiltrated their ranks.
Reano appealed to local mediamen to accept the reality, to be honest because she reiterated she’s the living proof.
She said there are many people today who looks like normal people, but sadly, they aren’t.
Unfortunately, Reano said, she is no longer connected with the NPA’s.