The Philippines: Struggle in the Barrios

For Filipino voters last week there was no place to hide. Signs and posters begged them to re-elect "the Congress man with the Golden Heart." Along the highways, motorists were urged, DRIVE CAREFULLY THE LIFE YOU SAVE MAY HELP ELECT SERGIO OSMEÑA JR. There was no escape in movie theaters or bookstores, or on TV or even in the courts—political campaigning has taken over the national life in what has become the closest presidential race in 20 years.

Bathroom Murder. The ruling Liberal Party, headed by incumbent President Diosdado Macapagal, is running...

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