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Insurgency and Counterinsurgency

The Tacbil Mosque Palimbang Massacre: A Reader

Commission on Human Rights

2022

The Tacbil Mosque Palimbang Massacre: A Reader

Commission on Human Rights

This book provides a collection of sources pertaining to the mass murder of Filipino Muslims within the coastal village of Malisbong in Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao. On September 1974, during the Islamic Period of Fasting, Philippine Military and Paramilitary forces (including the infamous Christian ilagâ group) attacked a series of coastal villages in Palimbang, detaining a large section of the local male population in the Malisbong Mosque and systematically executing captives over several days. The incident was reported to have caused the deaths of over 1,500 men, with countless women raped on naval barges and elsewhere, and homes looted before being razed to the ground. Featuring declassified government communications, journalistic accounts and survivor testimonies, this reader will be invaluable to those interested in studying the comparative impact of Martial Law on Muslim Mindanao.

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Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission and Commission on Human Rights. The Tacbil Mosque Palimbang Massacre: A Reader (2nd ed). Manila, 2022.

The Unbroken Thread of Genocide in the Bangsamoro Homeland

Nur Misuari/Moro National Liberation Front

1989

The Unbroken Thread of Genocide in the Bangsamoro Homeland

Nur Misuari/Moro National Liberation Front

The Moro National Liberation Front released a pamphlet in 1989 enumerating a large number of killing incidents in Mindanao. Arguing that the violence and killings committed under the Marcos Regime were still being conducted by the Philippine Military after the EDSA Revolution, Nur Misuari is attributed in the document as calling for the MNLF’s acceptance into the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to provide greater support and security from the Bangsamoro Community. The file includes graphic images of the bodies of victims and ruined mosques.

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Misuari, Nur. “The Unbroken Thread of Genocide in the Bangsamoro Homeland.” Mahardika Press – Moro National Liberation Front (February 1989).

Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in the Philippines

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

1985

Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in the Philippines

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

This report was commissioned by the US Committee on Foreign Relations in 1985 as a supplementary document to their initial report entitled “The Situation in the Philippines.” It was based on a three-week field research conducted mostly in Negros Island and Mindanao. Through a series of interviews with government officials, military commanders, and civilians, this document provides a crucial assessment of the counterinsurgency campaign in the Philippines.

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U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in the Philippines. Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1985.

General Order No. 6

Ferdinand E. Marcos

1972

General Order No. 6

Ferdinand E. Marcos

Upon the declaration of Martial Law, and with the rationale to stop “terroristic activities, assassination of innocent citizens and leaders” by “radical and lawless elements,” President Marcos signed General Order No. 6 that prohibits any person to “keep, possess or carry outside of his residence any firearm unless authorized.” Any person violating this order shall forthwith be arrested and taken into custody.

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Marcos, Ferdinand E., “General Order No. 6,” Government of the Philippines, September 22, 1972.

The Situation in the Philippines [1984]

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

1984

The Situation in the Philippines [1984]

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

This comprehensive report was based on two visits of several members of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations between May and July of 1984 in order to assess the situation in the Philippines. Key observations were made particularly on the conduct of the elections for the National Assembly, the current political climate, the ongoing insurgency, and the assassination of Benigno Aquino Jr.

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U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Staff. The Situation in the Philippines. Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1984.

Silent War

Victor N. Corpus

1989

Silent War

Victor N. Corpus

Colonel Victor Corpus’ Silent War provides a first-hand and honest look into the challenge of communist insurgency in the Philippines and submits his views on how it can be defeated. It is the first book ever written on insurgency by a member of the Armed Forces of the Philippines based on his own inside view of the enemy, by a man who actually lived and fought on the side of the insurgents and who, in fact, became a member of the Central Committee, the highest policy-making organ of the Communist Party of the Philippines, which was a major threat during the reign of Ferdinand Marcos.

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Corpus, Victor N. Silent War. Quezon City, Philippines: VNC Enterprises, 1989.