A former political officer of the Makabayan coalition revealed that five candidates paid the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), New People’s Army (NPA), the National Democratic Front (NDF), the Makabayan party-list coalition and other communist groups in exchange of endorsement in the upcoming senatorial elections.
“Ka Nonoy” Alcantara who claimed that he’s the former liaison officer for the electoral unit of NDF said that Senators Grace Poe, Nancy Binay, and Bam Aquino, former senators Serge Osmena, and former congressman Erin Canada paid the reds millions of pesos to endorse them this election.
He refused to name the other three politicians but he described them as a ‘traditional’ or trapo.
According to him, the 9th politician that the reds are gonna endorse is Otso Diretso candidate Mar Roxas.
Alcantara claimed that Poe, Binay, and Aquino gave P20-M to the reds, while Osmena P10-M. Meanwhile, Tanada received a discount from the reds because of his long partnership with the group.
The former communist officer said that he was disappointed by his former colleagues who endorsed Aquino because it’s doesn’t reflect their beliefs against the “US-AQUINO” tandem.
“Now, they have exchanged their loyalties for huge sums or simply forgotten about them,” he said.
Alcantara said that the communist groups already forgot their principles and just thinking now about money.
“It’s clear that the movement is now all about money, especially when it is tightening the collection of permit to campaign fees in the countryside,” he said.
He also claimed that the reds already accepted the fate of senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares in the upcoming elections, saying that there’s no change for him to win, because of what’s happening, the movement already preparing for their “Plan B to retain its influence in Congress.”
“This is how desperate the CPP-NDF-NPA-CTG are, they will do everything just to ally with ‘trapos’ (traditional politicians) in exchange for power,” Alcantara said.
“Do these ‘trapos’ still have hearts and consciences? Why are they helping the devilish CPP/NPA/NDF that has cruel and bloody goals? Or maybe they don’t know? Please have pity on our children and their future,” Alcantara he added.
According to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), there are 349 politicians were giving out cash to the communist groups in exchange for campaign permits.