The War of Filippino Restoration was a conflict that spanned from 1971 to 1976 on the Philippine island of Mindanao. Chinese forces, commanded by Shaoqiang Wuzong were in part the primary force active in the conflict, while native Filippino forces often conducted auxillary functions. The conflict had come to represent the interests of the Luzonian government in their mission to pacify and reclaim the island. The conflictwas marked for its brutal, almost archaic at times guerilla warfare as communist forces attempted to pacify and suppress anti-regieme and communist forces present.
The native Luzonian inteligence commission and the Chinese Inteligence Bureau had been conducting survelience operations on the island of Mindanao prior to the annexation of the central islands by the state of Luzon. Their mission was tied with the terms of independence given to them by China where during their existence they are to reclaim the Mindanese island. Though prior to the decleration of war itself the Luzonian command was of the oppinion that the forces on the island were too much to fight themselves, and were concerned the Chinese would be too unwilling to conduct a second war immediatly after the end of the War of Luzonian Restoration.
The joint inteligence agencies over time watched the dissolution of the nationalists of the Philippines as the group split over ideology and blame between the leaders for their failures on Luzon. The internal conflict quickly spiraling them into a state similar to what they were shortly before the invasion of Luzon by Chinese forces.Communcations infrastructure was then taken over by the divided warlords which they used to instigate each other and provoke the communities into a civil war driven by personal vendetta. The Luzon-dependent communities of Mindanao suffered from the conditions and there was notable starvation across the island, only increasing tensions as the rebelious forces squabbeled over the meager resources.
The decleration of war against Mindanao was made shortly before Christmas of 1976. On December 24, 2976 the Chinese airforce announced the invasion through a pamphlet drop along much of the Mindanese northern coast promosing a reprisal of Philippine unity and honor.
Permission to utilize the Chinese forces on the island was given by Hou to Enrillo Jejomar on December 6.
End of the ConflictEdit
The conflict was declared ended on September 14, 1977 after the stronghold of the Mindanese Nationalists at Davao. Stressed by lack of resources and the assasination of their spiritual and political head the conditions of the rebel combatants were poor. Encircling the city on three fronts the Chinese forces laid siege until its surrender.