The Philippines: New Man in Manila

The most popular politician in the Philippines is small, smiling Diosdado Macapagal, 50. Back in 1957, while the Nacionalistas' Carlos Garcia was getting himself elected President, Macapagal ran for the vice-presidency on the opposition Liberal Party ticket. He not only won, but also polled 160,000 more votes than Garcia himself. Last week a boisterous Liberal Party convention met in the mammoth Santa Ana cabaret outside Manila, and named Macapagal to run against Garcia in next November's presidential election.

A son of Luzon's rural slums, Macapagal is a professor of law and doctor...

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