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"Alsa Masa/225 anti-Communist vigilante groups" (Philippines)

Name assigned by coder: yes
PGM ID Number: 149
Country: Philippines
Date formed: June 1, 1986
Details of Formation: Local community vigilantes organized to find and attack Communist insurgents
Date dissolved: Unknown
Details of Termination: no mention after period of activity 1986-1990; but reformation of vigilante groups to fight the muslim insurgency post 2000.
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): person/minister; sub-national government
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel no
Types of Material Support: military
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: ethnic; religious; ideology; village/rural; former rebels; criminals; peasants
Location: Davao, Leyte, Mindanao; nationwide
Force Strength: [unknown, 800000]
Target(s): criminals; rebels, insurgents, or other armed group
Purpose(s): protect national borders and integrity; fight insurgents
Other Information: purpose= find and exterminate insurgents