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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During the next four years, the Manila government steadily slipped in prestige while Huk strength increased.

Hukbalahap Rebellion

On August 24,Feleo, on his way back to Manila after a pacification sortie in Cabiao, was stopped by a large band of “armed men in fatigue uniforms” in Gapan, Nueva Ecija.

Ateneo de Manila University Press. The Huks had gathered an estimatedrifles and were reluctant to turn them over to a government they regarded as oligarchic.

Central LuzonPhilippines. Retrieved 10 September This attack brought worldwide condemnation of the Hukbalahaps, who claimed that the attack was done by “renegade” members.

The Hukbalahap Movement

A significant event was on March 13,when a squadron headed by Felipa Culala alias Dayang-Dayang encountered and defeated Japanese forces in Mandili, Candaba, Pampanga. Hukbalahap Rebellionalso called Huk Rebellion—54Communist-led peasant uprising in central Luzon, Philippines. Two squadrons formed one battalion, and two battalions formed a regiment.


The decline is attributed to two main reasons:. Notwithstanding this name change, the HMB continued to be popularly known as the Hukbalahap, and the English-speaking press continued to refer to it and its members, interchangeably, as “The Huks” during the whole period between and His successor, President Elpidio Quirinohad a more accommodating stand towards the Huks, but his failure to deliver fundamental land reforms and appease the Huks who had been victimized by the PC further intensified Huk demands.

The Huks saw it as a hukbalabap tactic and decided not to accept anything from the government. His election as president in signaled a swing of popular support back to the Manila government. On the level of the fields there was open conflict”.

Hukbalahap Rebellion – Wikipedia

Arms For Rebels in movemdnt Philippines”. Another factor in the Huk defeat was the movemfnt to power of the popular Ramon Magsaysay. Most were between the ages of fifteen and thirty-five, single, and lived in peasant households. In SeptemberLuis Taruc and other Huk leaders were freed from prison.

Communism in the Philippines. The landlord tenant relationship is a business partnership, it is not a family. These demands included increased rents, demands for proceeds from the sale of crops, and predatory lending agreements to fund farm improvements.


The landlord has invested capital in the land, and the tenants give their labor The entire Huk political leadership was arrested in a single night. Many Huks surrendered their arms unwillingly: Abad Santos was similarly captured, but was released in Manila Manila Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions.


Feleo and the four barrio officials were taken by the men and killed. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. Please try again later. The Huks suffered a crucial setback when government agents raided their secret headquarters in Manila.

They usually hukbalahaap money for the movement, making sure that they had enough funds to give the guerrillas what they needed, especially food.


Both attacks did nothing to dampen the frequency of Huk raids, and only served to intensify Huk operations. It was put down through a series of reforms and military victories by Filipino President Ramon Magsaysay.

Luis Taruc protested to MacArthur to stop the maltreatment of the Huks. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Views Read Edit View history. Santos’ masterstroke was the enlistment of Pedro Valentin, a local mountain leader who knew the people and the terrain like the back of his hand.