New People's Army (NPA)/Communist Party of the Philippines Terrorist Organizations // New People's Army (NPA)/Communist Party of the Philippines



Jose Maria Sison established the CPP in 1968 and, with the help of Bernabé Buscayno, the NPA in 1969. The group subsequently transformed into a revolutionary Maoist organization. Sison had been a popular student activist of the Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (PKP), a group that used guerrilla warfare to fight Japanese and U.S. presence in the Philippines, but he split with the group to form the CPP. The CPP/NPA started out based in Luzon with 60 members. It spent its first few years...

 

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