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HUKBALAHAPHukbong Bayan Laban Sa Hapon (People's Anti-Japanese Army; Philippines)
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The man told Nellist he and his men were in Hukbalahap land and could not pass.
The Hukbalahap Insurrection: A Case Study of a Successful Anti-Insurgency Operation in the Philippines, 1946-1955.
Phillips first came to Vietnam in 1954 as a 24-year-old Army second lieutenant on detail to CIA and assigned to work for the legendary Ed Lansdale, already a seminal figure in the annals of counterinsurgency because of his success, as an advisor to Philippine Defense Minister (later President) Ramon Magsaysay, in facilitating the Filipino defeat of the communist Hukbalahap insurgency in the early 1950s.
Early US counterinsurgency strategy was more about using dollars and enforcing the rule of law than deploying massive firepower, but the lessons learned in, say, the Hukbalahap rebellion in the Philippines (1946-54) were set aside by the time the US got heavily involved in Vietnam (see Gorriti (2007).
Violence, however, was not far away, first in the form of the Hukbalahap rebellion, defeated in 1953, and later in riots and revolts that led to the autocracy of the Marcos regime.
The country at that time was reeling from the ravages of World War II and the Japanese occupation as well as a communist-led insurgency by the Hukbalahap in the countryside.
During the Second World War there was a Philippine guerrilla movement called the Hukbalahap or Huks that fought the Japanese occupation.
His last commander was Silvestre Liwanag, alias Linda Bie, according to declassified Hukbalahap files of the Philippine Archive Collection (PAC) from the US National Archives.
There is not enough evidence available at this post to give a clear picture of these connexions, but the tone of the Soviet press when dealing with the Indonesian extremists, the Filipino Hukbalahap and similar organisations suggests that they fit into the familiar pattern of 'genuinely democratic' and 'anti-imperialist' movements sponsored, or at least encouraged, by the Kremlin.
6) Examples include the Hukbalahap in the Philippines, the Malaya Races Liberation Army (MRLA) in Malaya, and the Viet Cong in Vietnam.
Filipino resistance groups, such as the Hukbalahap (Hukbo ng Bayan Laban SA Hapon, or Filipino Resistance Army Against Japan) and the Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (Philippine Communist Party), spearheaded a national liberation movement against the Japanese Imperial Forces.
Chiva had been a member of Hukbalahap (Hukbo ng Bayan laban sa Hapon) that fought the Japanese in World War II but that was later outlawed because of its communist ideology.