HUKBALAHAP MOVEMENT. Born of the People^ By Luis Taruc. International Pub- lishers, New York. Pp. An autobiography of Luis Taruc, this book . The friar estate, legally and illegally acquired, grew to such an extent as to swallow up the parcels of land belonging either to the public domain. The Hukbalahap Movement CSC Subject Area Strategic Issues THE HUKBALAHAP MOVEMENT The Writing Program Command and Staff College LtCol.

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Inas an attack against the government, Hukbalahap members allegedly ambushed and murdered Aurora QuezonChairwoman of the Philippine Red Cross and widow of the Philippines’ second president, Manuel L.


The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. This changed the social relations of the countryside, as indicated by comments from a landowner in Nueva Ecija: It’s not the way with tenants.

Those I knew were much better assassins than soldiers. University of Wisconsin Press.

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Many Huks surrendered their arms unwillingly: In SeptemberLuis Taruc and other Huk leaders were freed from prison. Army advisers in the Philippines trained and equipped Filipino combat teams supported by armour, aircraft, artillery, and even war dogs. The Roxas administration then outlawed the Hukbalahap on March 6, movemwnt Elena Sawit remembers typing documents written by and for Politburo leaders. Taruc and others claimed that civilian guards and government officials were “sabotaging the peace process”.

On August 24,Feleo was stopped by a large band of “armed men in fatigue uniforms” in Gapan, Nueva Ecija. The 7th BCT would develop a reputation toward employing a more comprehensive, more unconventional counterinsurgency strategy and reduced the random brutality against the civilian population.


In areas that the group controlled, they set up local governments Sandatahang Tanod ng BayanBarrio United Defense Corps and instituted land reforms, dividing up the largest movemdnt equally among the peasants and often killing the hykbalahap.

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Nationalismempathy, survival, and revenge, all served as primary motives for the people to join. I was enthused about putting modern machinery to work like the modern farms I’d seen in the US.

The May elections won Manuel Roxas the presidency. During the Japanese occupation of the Philippinesthe Hukbalahap created a resistance army consisting largely of peasant farmers against the Japanese forces in Central Luzon. A united front tactic was agreed upon as a means of attracting the broadest sections of population, not necessarily communists.

However, people who were part of the BUDCs were always willing to do it.

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One department collected intelligence information about the military, another handled communication between different barrios and Huk members, and the third arranged for supplies. Collapse of the Soviet Union, sequence of events that led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union on December…. Another factor in the Huk defeat was the rise to power of the popular Ramon Magsaysay.

Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. The Huks had gathered an estimatedrifles and were reluctant to turn them over to a government they regarded as oligarchic.


Abad Santos was similarly captured, but was released in Learn More in these related Britannica articles: The Hukbalahap movement has deep roots in the Spanish encomiendaa system of grants to reward soldiers who had conquered New Spainestablished in The Huk movement and its leadership persisted, however, operating primarily from a stronghold in Pampanga province on Luzon Island.

At the advent of this conference, several armed groups were immediately organized and began operating in Central Luzon. They would be accompanied by MP guards and government officials to try and pacify peasant groups, however this did not result in any sort of success.

The Huks confiscated funds and property to sustain their movement and relied on small village organizers for political and material support.

Movemnet arrival of the Americans was characterized by the expansion of capitalism already introduced by the Spaniards in the encomienda system ; there was an exponential increase in the amount of free trade between the Philippines and the United States of America. Thank you for your feedback.

Civilian casualties were substantial and the Huks decided to retreat into the mountains and to their guerrilla lifestyle. Castro Alejandrino and Luis Taruc.