THE PHILIPPINES: New Guy

"Magsaysay is my guy!" Filipino voters had shouted during the election campaign. Last week, grinning like a schoolboy and clasping his hands together in the traditional greeting of the prize ring, "the Guy" (as Filipinos have come to call Ramon Magsaysay) stood triumphantly in the broiling sun of Manila's waterfront park waiting to be inaugurated as the third President of the Philippines Republic. A crowd of more than 200,000 greeted him as he drove up with outgoing President Elpidio Quirino in the official black bulletproof Cadillac. The two stepped out and stood in silence as a band played the...

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