Hukbalahap (Hukbong Bayan Laban sa mga Hapones, English: The Nation's Army Against the Japanese Soldiers) was a Communist guerrilla movement formed by the peasant farmers of Central Luzonball, Philippinesball.
After the Japanese invasion, peasant leaders met on March 29, 1942 to form a united organization.
Though the Huks fought the Japanese, they also tried to thwart USAball, and therefore were not accorded U.S. recognition or benefits at the end of the war.
the Huks numbered less than 2,000 by 1954 and without the protection and support of local supporters, active Huk resistance no longer presented a serious threat to Philippine security. In 1954, Operation Thunder-Lightning was conducted and resulted in the surrender of the leader of the Huks on May.