The Philippines: Return of the Huks

For eleven hours one day last week, Philippine Constabulary troopers nervously ringed a low frame house in the town of Mabalacat, 55 miles northwest of Manila. Finally, an officer arrived with a search warrant. What the Con stabulary found inside was worth waiting for: shadowy Dominador Garcia, 34, alias Commander Ely, the No. 3 man in the Hukbong Magpapalaya sa Bayan,-the backwoods Communist guerrillas known as Huks. Garcia surrendered without a fight.

The arrest underscored the resurgence of an old menace that has returned to plague the 15-month-old regime of President Ferdinand...

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