THE PHILIPPINES,GREECE: MAGSAYSAY FACES HIS OPPOSITION

THE PHILIPPINES

The strongest and best friend of the U.S. in the Far East is 46-year-old Ramon Magsaysay, President of the Philippines. A guerrilla fighter against the Japanese in World War II, a passionate admirer of Americans, and the man who as Defense Secretary crushed the Communist Huks, Magsaysay was elected President by a landslide last November. In five months in office, he has had to make the difficult transition from hero-above-politics to political leader. From Manila, TIME Senior Editor John Osborne cabled this report on the tough opposition Magsaysay faces inside his...

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