Few Filipino officials had more loyal friends in high places than Pedro de la Pena, 36, one of the top agents in the Philippine army intelligence service, and few Manila businessmen were noisier defenders of free enterprise than his friend, Chinese-born Antonio Chua Cruz. Chua's Chinese-language weekly Free Asia was as noted in Manila for its bitter editorial attacks on Communism as Pedro was for the endless favors and help he gave those fighting the Red menace.

Dalliance & Debts. Pedro was probably not as rich as Millionaire Chua, but he had a certain gift_for piling up rewards for enterprise....

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