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Tadtads (Philippines)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 151
Country: Philippines
Date formed: May 7, 1987
Details of Formation: religious cult supported by the military, with Aquino's encouragment, to kill Communist insurgents. This group, which means "chop chop"
Date dissolved: Unknown
Details of Termination: Leader arrested for murdering and eating a priest; many members integrated into Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Units. Periodic mentions post-87, but army in conflict with group in 2000 for example.
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): state/military institution
Training and Equipment no
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel no
Types of Material Support: military
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: religious; ideology
Location: Mindanao
Force Strength: [unknown, unknown]
Target(s): rebels, insurgents, or other armed group
Purpose(s): intimidation of ethnic/religious groups; fight insurgents
Other Information: purpose=intimidation and extermination of communist insurgents