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The New People's Army (Filipino: Bagong Hukbong Bayan), abbreviated NPA or BHB, is the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). It acts as the CPP's principal organization.[1] It was founded on March 29, 1969. The NPA has since began a guerrilla war based on the Maoist strategy of protracted people's war.[2]


  1. Sison, Jose Maria (2013). "Basic Rules of the New People's Army". Foundation for resuming the Philippine revolution : selected writings, 1968 to 1972. ISBN 978-1-62847-920-1 . 
  2. Guerrero, Amado (December 1, 1974). Specific Characteristics of Our People's War.