Accession Number : ADA326538

Title :   Insurgency: The Philippine Experience a Way of Life.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Ambrocio, Orlando A.

PDF Url : ADA326538

Report Date : 07 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : Insurgency and the Philippines have been together ever since the country was introduced to the rest of the world by Portuguese sailor, Ferdinand Magellan, who sailed for Spain. The idea that the Europeans brought insurgency to the islands is an idea that this part of the country's history proves. Magellan and his intrepid sailors are part of this proof. From 1521 up to the present, the Philippines and insurgency are a married couple who are having more than their fair share of domestic problems in their married lives. The Philippines have endured centuries of insurgency and has managed to survive as a free and independent democracy. We must learn the root causes of insurgency and then effectively deal with both the insurgents and the root causes that fostered or nurtured the insurgency. And most importantly understand that complacency is an attitude that must be guarded against.

Descriptors :   *HISTORY, *PHILIPPINES, *INSURGENCY, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), CROSS CULTURE(SOCIOLOGY), CONFLICT, PUBLIC RELATIONS, CIVIL AFFAIRS, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS, CIVIC ACTION, FILIPINOS, CIVIL DISTURBANCES.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE