About the book:
The author traces the Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas’ (PKP’s) painstaking attempts to rebuild, its conclusion of a political settlement with Marcos in 1974, and the development of the increasingly anti-imperialist stance which informed its approach to Marcos. The three congresses held by the PKP during this period are considered in detail, as are the two splits which occurred-that leading to the formation of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in 1968, and the “Marxist-Leninist Group” split in 1972.
The current volume considers the CPP’s “semifeudal” characterization of the mode of production, its approaches to religion and alliances, and its “protracted people’s war.” The book differs from most other studies on this subject, discussing the growth of Maoism in China and the manner of its introduction to the Philppines, and arguing that it is impossible to achieve an accurate view of the CPP’s impact unless it is considered alongside the PKP and the developments in which that party was involved when the split occurred.
Publisher: University of the Philippines Press
Publication Date: 2011
Size: 152 x 228mm
About the author:
Carlos Madrid, PhD (Madrid in 1976), historian, researcher, and writer, has devoted much of his professional work to both archival research and cultural cooperation. He has conducted several research projects about nineteenth century Spanish colonies in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, and throughout the years has travelled all across the Philippines, from the southernmost islands of Tawi-Tawi, to Laoag in Ilocos Norte.