THE PHILIPPINES: President No. 1

A typhoon which howled over Luzon two days before was still making bad weather. But the chief reason that comparatively few Filipinos went to the polls last week to elect the first President of their Commonwealth was that the result seemed already in the bag. For Bishop Gregorio Aglipay, leader-founder of the Independent Catholic Church of the Philippines, and for General Emilio Aguinaldo, who has always felt the U. S. double-crossed him after he helped wrest the islands from Spain in 1898. a...

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