Two weeks after the Communist-led Hukbalahaps launched their latest campaign of terror across the Philippine countryside (TIME, April 10), President Elpidio Quirino announced that government forces had once more driven the rebels back into the hills. At the same time, the government placed new restrictions on the release of military news and Manila's newspapers noted a sharp drop in reports of Huk activities.

A few days later in the Philippine Senate, owl-eyed, anti-Quirinist Pablo Angeles David rose to report a new campaign of terror in Pampanga province. The perpetrators, David charged, were not Hukbalahaps, but government constabulary troops out for...

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