In Luzon's jagged Sierra Madre mountains one day last week, a Philippine army patrol scattered a small party of Huk guerrillas. Over the barking rifles a woman's voice cried: "I surrender! I am Celia Mariano, wife of William Pomeroy." Out of the bushes came a frightened, tired woman, long, raven-black hair falling over her bruised face, her bare feet bleeding. When the Philippine army captured her husband, U.S.-born Huk Leader William Pomeroy (TIME, April 21), she had leaped out of a window and fled into the mountains with two Huk women and two male Huk bodyguards.

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