Are NPAs martyrs or casualties of the war they waged?


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WITH the anniversary of martial law declaration tomorrow, its critics have revved up the propaganda line they have been exploiting for half a century. Even an otherwise intelligent journalist, Sheila Coronel, the head of a unit at Columbia University, in speech in an obscure college in Ohio had to shame the country and mouth the line, "Thousands of dissenters were tortured, killed and jailed during Marcos' reign." What Coronel nor other Marcos haters never mention is the fact that the bulk of these "dissenters" were cadres of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its New People's Army (NPA)...