The New People's Army (NPA) is the armed wing of the proscribed Communist Party of the Philippines, Marxist-Leninist (CPP-ML). The NPA extracts taxes from business - especially foreign owned enterprises that provides employment to the people with the belief that crippling the country's economy would give favor for a revolution to occur. Although designated a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S., The Philippine government delisted the NPA as a terrorist organization in 2011 and has resumed preliminary peace talks pending formal negotiations with the NPA's parent political organization, the CPP.VideoVideo: 2012 A documentary shot in a guerrilla base in Davao City, featuring red fighters of the New People's Army's Merardo Arce Command. An interview with NPA Political Director Simon Santiago, and glimpses of ordinary guerrilla life, show the current state of people's war in the region.
New People's Army (NPA) - Philippines
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