THE PHILIPPINES: Moral Criticism

Manuel L. Quezon, the little brown cricket who for three years has been the Philippine Commonwealth's first President, passed his 60th birthday last week. Like royalty, he celebrated his birthday by a two-day national party—speeches, parades, festivals. The party wound up with a giant ball in Manila to raise—in more democratic tradition—anti-tuberculosis funds. To punctuate the festivities he addressed 40,000 students & teachers. His subject: the state of the Philippine soul.

The first half of his six-year term, said President Quezon, he had spent laying the Commonwealth's political and economic foundations. The second half, he would devote to "a spiritual revival...

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