Manuel Buencamino in this comment offers a timely insight:
"As we commemorate Ramon Magsaysay’s centennial, let us remember that he did not need an anti-terror law to break the back of the Huk rebellion.
Magsaysay was a gentleman. He fought clean. He didn’t an anti-terror law in order to win dirty."
The insurgency issue can be resolved and has been resolved once before. We just have to adopt the right model before it's too late.