CPP-NPA Designated by Anti-Terrorism Council as Terrorist

The Anti-Terrorism Council has approved a resolution designating the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People's Army, as terrorist organizations. 


The declaration designating the CPP-NPA as terrorist was made just in time for the CPP's anniversary today, December 26, 2020. 


Under the Anti-Terrorism Law and it's implementing rules and regulation, the effect of this declaration is that the AMLC may now look into the assets of the organizations and freeze them, subject to due process prescribed in the Anti-Terrorism Law. 

According to veteran lawyer the designation as NPA is not a proscription. A proscription is a declaration through the Court of Appeals, after trial. A proscribed terrorist organization is outrighty a criminal one, mere membership in it makes one liable under the ATL. 

Persons who arrange travel, recruit or finance for proscribed organizations are also criminally liable under the Anti-Terrorism Law. 


The ATC in its resolution dated No. 12 dated December 9, 2020, the ATC said it found "probable cuse that the CPP/NPA committed or conspired to commit the acts defined and penalized under Section 4 of the ATA (Anti-Terrorism Act) and hereby designates the CPP/NPA as terrorist organizations, associations or group of persons."

The designation coincides with the highly anticipated 52nd founding anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines headed by its founder Jose Maria Sison who now resides in The Netherlands. 


Source: PNA

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