Huks

Huk Founder and Leader Luis Taruc (center, holding newspaper) with his rebels.

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Ever since the Philippines gained her independence, the young country has been at war with various rebel groups. First, the Hukbalahap or Huks for short. The Hukbalahap, which stands for Hukbong Bayan Laban sa mga Hapon (The Nation’s Army Against the Japanese Soldiers), was a communist guerilla movement formed by the peasant farmers of Central Luzon. It was originally formed to Read More …

PerryScope By Perry Diaz I can understand why the Aquino administration allocated P39 billion for the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) to be doled out to 2.3 million poor households.  But to give P5 million to Muslim rebels and another P31 million to the dreaded Alex Boncayao Brigade is beyond reason.  What is President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III up to?  What did he plan – or Read More …