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Philippine Government vs CPP Guerrilla

Years: 1969-2017
Battle deaths: 25,173 [1]
Onesided violence: 65 [2]

Nation(s) involved and/or conflict territory [note]

Published prior to 2013 | Updated: 2018-07-27 02:09:28
UCDP: "From the outset, the government had been militarily superior. Since the CPP tactics were to connect with rural support, and establish strongholds in the two largest islands, Luzon (northern Philippines) and Mindanao (southern Philippines) it has however been able to at times control substantial territory. During 1989-2002, the CPP have largely been on the defensive and have responded by low-scale guerrilla attacks. As a means to pursue the conflict, the CPP have largely depended on “taxing” villages and companies, and at times they have also been involved in kidnappings as a way to raise money as well as receive international attention."

Uppsala Conflict Data Program (Date of retrieval: 2014-03-24) UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia, Uppsala University.

About CPP

The Communist Party of the Philippines (Filipino: Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas) is a leading communist party in the Philippines. It has been fighting a guerrilla war against the state since the late 1960s. It remains an underground political organization since its founding on December 26, 1968 and has been operating in clandestine manner since its founding. It aims to overthrow the Philippine government through armed revolution with its direct leadership over the New People’s Army and National Democratic Front.

Wikipedia , published under the GNU FDL. Retrieved 2014-03-24


Data Sources

[1] Battle deaths: PRIO Battle Deaths Dataset v3.0 (link) (1946-88) #10 UCDP Battle-Related Deaths Dataset v. 5-2017 (link) (1989-2017) #209
Low: 25,122 High: 47,181

[2] UCDP One-sided Violence Dataset v. 1.4-2015 (1989-2014) (link) including actors: Government of Philippines
Low: 65 High: 102

More about sources


NOTE! Nation data for this war may be inconlusive or incomplete. In most cases it reflects which nations were involved with troops in this war, but in some it may instead reflect the contested territory.



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