THE PHILIPPINES: Extended Anniversary

Two months ago when top Communists Mariano Balgos and Guillermo Capadocia left Manila for the mountain hideout of insurgent Luis Taruc, many a Filipino concluded that Taruc's Hukbalahap followers would soon be on the rampage again. Last week the crackle of Huk gunfire spread through troubled Luzon.

The Communist-led guerrillas chose March 29, eighth anniversary of the birth of the Huk movement, * to begin their raids. Between midnight and dawn, bands of well-armed Huks sprang on four towns in the provinces surrounding Manila.

Murdering, pillaging and sometimes burning, they followed hit &...