Accession Number : ADA548898


Title :   A Success Story of Philippine Counterinsurgency: A Study of Bohol


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Torres, Jr, Ernesto C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a548898.pdf


Report Date : 10 Jun 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 98


Abstract : The Philippine government has been battling a communist insurgency since 1932. Although it was defeated in 1954, it re-emerged in 1968. This new brand of Maoist insurgency has since persisted. At present, it is a major threat to the national security of the Philippines with nationwide influence having both a political and a military arm. The Philippine government, recognizing the gravity of the problem, issued in 2001 the National Internal Security Plan which is a whole of government approach to address insurgency. For its part, the Armed Forces of the Philippines had tried different approaches. These approaches range from traditional military operations to non-traditional ones which require close coordination with other government agencies and the civilian sector. The military has since embarked on counterinsurgency programs in winning the hearts and mind of the people. There were significant gains in the Armed Forces of the Philippines' counterinsurgency operations but such are not decisive to finally put an end to the longest running insurgency in Asia. Certain gaps are to be identified and filled in order to launch effective programs and operations that would fast-track the defeat of insurgency in the Philippines. With the recent launching of the new Internal Peace and Security Plan dubbed as Bayanihan on 1 January 2011, it is both timely and necessary to determine an efficient way to defeat the communist insurgents. Recognizing the recent success of Bohol province in the Philippines in transforming it from an insurgent hotbed in 2001 to an insurgent-free prime tourist destination in 2010, this study endeavors to answer the primary question: What is an effective counterinsurgency framework to defeat the communist insurgency in the Philippines?


Descriptors :   *COMMUNISM , *COUNTERINSURGENCY , *PHILIPPINES , ASIA , CIVILIAN POPULATION , EFFICIENCY , INSURGENCY , MILITARY OPERATIONS , NATIONAL SECURITY , PEACETIME , POLITICAL SCIENCE , SECURITY , THESES , THREATS


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE