My asawa told me of her childhood on the mountain. When the NPA was around her family had a hole that they would spend the night in. At night the NPA would sleep in the family's hut and eat their chickens. Please substantiate your comment that they only tax "private businesses". Some people see the NPA as an extortion gang. Similar to the Mafia in New York that demands protection money. Or MS-13 in El Salvador that demands protection money. The only difference is that the NPA portrays themselves as being for the people. Even Hamas has a social services wing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamas#Social_services_wing If you believe the NPA is an organization for social justice, please show what services they provide for the people.