THE PHILIPPINES: Corrupt Practices

One of the most impassioned critics of free and easy Philippine President Carlos Garcia is Congressman Sergio Osmeňa Jr.. 43, son of the wartime ex-President and himself a presidential prospect in next year's election. Last month, after Garcia vetoed a bill nationalizing the Chinese-dominated rice and corn distribution. Osmeňa loudly accused Garcia of taking a $5,000,000 bribe from Chiang Kai-shek to veto the bill, thereby protecting Chinese businessmen in the Philippines. Stung by the blast, Garcia replied: "If the people believe that, I should be impeached. But if the charge is not true, then Congressman Osmeňa should be expelled."


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