PHILIPPINE CONCERN OVER POSSIBLE RESURGENCE OF HUK ACTIVITY

Created: 10/6/1960

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PHILIPPINE CONCERN OVER POSSIBLE RESURGENCE OF HUK ACTIVITY

recentof killing* ln rural areas of Luxon haa caused considerable apoculatlon ln tho Philippinesossible reaurgence of theHuk rebellion, ehlcherious Internal threat aftar aorld sar II.

In ald-Septeaber. Phlllp-plns defense and militaryaet to consider theof reports thatrovlacl-sl murderseek period vara partommunistcampaign against former Ruks who bad turned government lnforaera. Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Oan. Cabalalnforceaent of conatabulsry units oa Luzonrmy troopa and placed all troops on

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CURRENT INTELLIGENCE wEEKLT STOMA0

atatue. Since tbecapture ofrelatively senior Huks, Military leaders appear lass apprehensive of aCommunist uprising.

Although this drive, like paat ones, does not appear to havo eliminated any asjor pocket of remaining IMk strength, defense leaden have given it considerable publicity. According to the American Ba-basay, there has Mid no real evidenceuk resurgence,Comaunlst responsibility for the provincial Murdersbahilippine security ageney hae recentlythat It has evidence of Communist plana to assassinate certain political leaders ln Manila, Including Vice Presidentle order toolitical crisis during1 election*.

The nuaber of ansed Buka lo ths Philippines Is estimatede; this nuaber could be Increased by reorultleg among presently passive supporters, particularly Is central Luzon where abuasa persist over land tenure. Some Philippinehaveirective Id tbe aost recently captured"political transmission" to "Increasing the present antedb* major part of tbe document, however, continues to emphasize nonviolent tactic* and ths necessity for supporting tbe forcee of Philippine national ism Although the Garciaha* recently tended to aute the antl-Aaerlcan ovsrtoaea of Its "Filipino First" prograae, the Communists have had somein exploiting this tbeae among the student, intellectual and labormmm*

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