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PNP informants receive around P8M for arrest of most wanted persons

Nine informants of the Philippine National Police (PNP) received nearly P8 million in reward money for the arrest of some of the most wanted persons in the country.

PNP Director for Intelligence Police Major General Benjamin Acorda Jr. said the total reward money was P7,960,000, according to Sam Nielsen's report on Super Radyo dzBB on Friday.

Of the nine apprehended persons, two were involved in the Maguindanao massacre, while the remaining seven were wanted for various crimes, including murder, rape, and acts of lasciviousness.
One of the claimants received P5.3 million for the successful arrest of a certain Alfredo Mapano, an alleged communist terrorist group leader.
Acorda said Mapano was detained in Misamis Oriental Provincial Jail for seven years following his apprehension on August 1, 2009, after being charged with robbery with double homicide and damage to property.

The PNP official clarified that the informants were civilians who were not connected to the government and had clear criminal records. He thanked them for extending help to the police despite the danger. — Sundy Locus/VBL, GMA Integrated News