THE PHILIPPINES: A Year After Magsaysay

Like its Washington counterpart, Manila's annual National Press Club Gridiron show is enlivened by roasting the politicians in the audience. But never before had Manila's jesting correspondents gone so far in impertinence. The curtain rose on a scratching, underwear-clad figure representing President Carlos Garcia during last year's election campaign. A Chinese constituent, loaded down with pesos, came onstage and said he was "velly happy that good fliend Garcia running for Plesident." Garcia orotundly protested that he never took bribes. The Chinese was just about to leave in confusion when, from backstage, a figure dressed up to resemble Mrs. Garcia...

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