THE PHILIPPINES: Shattered Sleep

Year ago last May Manila's torpid police suddenly woke up to the fact that a revolt was brewing. Before they could do anything Manila's communications with the rest of Luzon were cut. For two days there was fighting. Sixty people were killed before a radical group, the Sakdalistas, whose leader Benigno Ramos directed the uprising from his exile in Tokyo, was finally suppressed. Underfed workers and poverty-stricken tenant farmers continued to listen eagerly to Sakdalista and Communist agitators. Recently, however, the signs of discontent seemed to have ebbed.

For several weeks proclamations...

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