THE PHILIPPINES: Out of the Jungle

High in the Sierra Madre range of Luzon, one bright, moonlit night last week, a small man walked across the white sand of a dried river bed and held out his hand to a young Manila newsman, and to Manuel Manahan, chief of President Ramon Magsaysay's Complaints & Action Commission. After six years in the hills, Communist Luis Taruc, El Supremo of the Huk guerrillas, was keeping a rendezvous. In good English he said: "Let's get straight to the point."

The point was this: "The people have spoken and have overwhelmingly elected President Magsaysay. It is for us to accept their...

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