Out of the shadows
By Arnold Alamon
SO THIS is what the leaders of the longest Maoist insurgency in the world look like, I thought to myself as I stared at the pictures of the couple who seemed well into their retirement years. At first glance, they looked ordinary to me, except for the stern faces and clenched fists trying to rise above the restraining cuffs.
I have never heard of the Tiamzon couple till now though I am sure they have been studied, dissected, and discussed in smoke-filled damp military offices. And this veil of secrecy, part and parcel, I believe, of life in underground is also what provides fodder for all the loose talk going around.