Return of The Viper

As observers had feared (TIME, Jan. 12), 73-year-old Generalissimo Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy has indeed become "a sort of Philippine quisling." That was how Douglas MacArthur's defiant headquarters on Bataan Peninsula defined him. From Manila', one day last week, General Aguinaldo broadcast a demand that Douglas MacArthur surrender immediately. Said a War Department communique: "The appeal was ignored by General MacArthur."

Meantime another old rebel, who some 40 years ago swore that he would never again set foot on U.S. soil, disregarded MacArthur's still-flying flag by setting foot in the Philippines. Old General Artemio Ricarte y Vibora drove proudly about Manila...

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