How do you see the Philippines as an ally? - Page 4




 
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October 29th, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
I inadvertently left out the Philippine Constabulary (P.C.'s). While I realize they are not "military" perse they did some good work in the 80's against the NPA.
October 30th, 2004  
Brotchador
 
 
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Originally Posted by 03USMC
I inadvertently left out the Philippine Constabulary (P.C.'s). While I realize they are not "military" perse they did some good work in the 80's against the NPA.
I'm quite surprised that you remember the Philippine Constabulary! yup they were a paramilitary organization which was the forerunner of the current Philippine National Police, they were engaged in pacification missions in the whole archipelago and was established in the early 1900's by the Americans, they did a good job against local communist but later was abolished and the officers and men were integrated either with the Army or the Police. some of it's officers were the most bemedalled and gallant fighters in our history.
November 1st, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
I remember the P.C.'s does that make me old? Back in the 80's when you went to the field in the Philippines you were always accompanied by members of the AFP. I our case it was usually FilMar's or FilNav's. However on a couple of occasions we were accompanied by members of the Philppine Constabulary.The most notable being when they escorted us up the Zig Zag from Clark Field to Subic.

I also remeber them running patrols with the Marines ( both Filipino and B Company Marine Barracks Cubi Magazine) in the Cubi Basin and Green beach areas.

I found them to be very professional and knowledgable.
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