THE PHILIPPINES: The People's Choice

On the beach of Leyte just south of Tacloban, U.S. landing barges rust in the surf. A monument near by proclaims proudly that here in 1944, General Douglas MacArthur and the Americans landed to restore the Four Freedoms to the Philippine Islands.

In Tacloban, and in all the cities, provinces and villages of the Philippines last week, the words on the monument were put to their severest test. In an atmosphere heavy with threats, of intimidation and violence, even with talk of possible civil war, Filipinos turned out to elect a President and Vice President, a full House of...

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