Guerrillas of the New People’s Army at the Sierra Madre mountain range, east of Manila. File photo: AFP
Guerrillas of the New People’s Army at the Sierra Madre mountain range, east of Manila. File photo: AFP

Philippine children of uniformed officers targeted as ‘easy prey’ by communists seeking to infiltrate security agencies

  • By recruiting and radicalising children of army and police officers, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) hopes to gain full access to the country’s security agencies
  • CPP insurgents and followers were labelled ‘terrorists’ by the previous Duterte government, and new President Marcos has yet to declare if he will hold peace talks with them

Guerrillas of the New People’s Army at the Sierra Madre mountain range, east of Manila. File photo: AFP
Guerrillas of the New People’s Army at the Sierra Madre mountain range, east of Manila. File photo: AFP
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