THE PHILIPPINES: You Have Me Now

To Filipinos last week, it looked like Appomattox. Lean young Luis Taruc (34), canebrake Marxist and supreme commander of the outlawed Hukbalahaps (TIME, May 31), had come out of hiding to accept the government's unconditional amnesty for himself and some 50,000 followers.

Under the watching eyes of Manila police, Taruc strode to the office of President Elpidio Quirino in Malacanan Palace, thrust out his hand to Constabulary General Mariano Castaneda, whose main job for two years has been to hunt Taruc. Castaneda ignored the hand, frisked the man. Taruc carried no weapons (though the seven-man bodyguard he brought along yielded,...

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