THE PHILIPPINES: Mecca for Murder

With the decline of such established feuding centers as Corsica, Sicily and Harlan County, Ky., the killingest people on earth today may well be the citizens of Ilocos Sur province (pop. 275,000) in northern Luzon. There, long before dusk, nervous wives set out the evening meal and draw the shutters, for, as the local saying goes, when the sun sets, blood begins to flow. Last year 87 murders were recorded in the province, and no one knew how many others went unreported by Ilocanos who did not want to get involved as...

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