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× Guanzon on Cardema: Why extort from someone poor?

MANILA, Philippines---Why would I "extort" money from a poor person?

This was the argument made by Election Commissioner Rowena Guanzon after Ronald Cardema alleged that she tried to extort P2 million from the party-list group that Cardema claims to represent, Duterte Youth, in exchange for the group's accreditation.

"Why would I ask him for P2 million when I know he's poor? I mean, he looks…

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