THE PHILIPPINES: Welcome Aboard

The sleek, 2,200-ton yacht Lapu Lapu knifed across Tokyo Bay on a trial run at 17 knots, and in her wake eddied a succession of troubles for Carlos Garcia, President of the Philippine Republic. One of 15 ocean-going vessels to be built by the Japanese as war reparations to the Philippines, the Lapu Lapu* cost $2,500,000, is 275 feet long and powered by diesel engines. She will carry a crew of 92, and has room for 48 passengers.

In Manila the magazine Philippines Free Press questioned Garcia's need of a presidential yacht at...

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