Forward Command-FC's (Philippines)

Country: Philippines
Details of Formation: The group was formed by the government in 1987 but exact institution is not mentioned.
Details of Termination: There is no mention of the group after 1987. The group is coded as terminated in 1992, when the government changed, though de-facto termination might have been earlier.
Purpose: The FC’s purpose is to act as a counterweight to the rebel NPA.
Organisation: The FC’s are described as hybrid: While the Philippine Constabulary provides the instructors, the planters pay the wages.
Weapons and Training: Recruits trained with sticks; “real weapons” were to be provided only to those making it to the training course’s final week. Instructors were provided by the Philippine Constabulary.
Size: While 100 recruits were reported to be training, only fifteen of the best will be chosen as FC’s.
Reason for Membership: Members receive wages paid for by the planters
Treatment of Civilians: --
Other Information: The full name of the PGM is Philippine Constabulary Forward Command-FC's.
References: Information was taken from news sources listed in the PGMD