The New People's Army (NPA) is the armed wing of the proscribed Communist Party of the Philippines, Marxist-Leninist (CPP-ML). The Maoist rebellion has lasted nearly half a century in the Philippines.Financing Operations Through revolutionary taxesThe 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. It is estimated that NPA collects two billion pesos each year from "revolutionary taxes" that are usually 2% of any business project in the region.Composition of MembershipEstimated in December 2016 with 3,800 fighters with more than 4,500 firearms, The groups members are mostly in their 20s and 30s. They represent a new generation of Maoist fighters who reflect the resilience and constraints of an insurgency based on class differences and social inequality in…
New People's Army (NPA) - Philippines
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