The 118-year war

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They were “insurrectos” during the late Spanish period, “insurgents” during formal US occupation, and “insurgents” still today.

Echoing the country’s former and current colonizers, the Philippine government calls what the guerillas of the New People’s Army (NPA) are waging an “insurgency.” But more accurately can it be described as a war–and a war that has been going on for over a century.

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