This short work describes the implementation and effects of the National
Democratic Front (NDF) agrarian reform program in a village in Bicol,
the Philippines. It begins with a description of rural society and the
history of attempts at land reform throughout the Philippines. It then
describes the NDF reform programme in general and goes on to discuss its
implementation in the community in detail.
Garcia Padilla is clearly an NDF partisan, is unclear about his sources,
and has a slightly faulty grasp of English — Agrarian Revolution is
not a great scholarly work. Given the limited amount of information
available about areas under New Peoples' Army control, however, it will
be of interest to anyone concerned with land reform in the Philippines.
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