New People’s Army (NPA) – Philippines

Walton Beacham
10 years ago

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…

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