THE PHILIPPINES: Against the Odds

In his 53 years, Carlos Romulo had climbed fast & far from the nipa shacks and tin roofs of his little town of Camiling, 75 miles north of Manila in Luzon. A graduate of the University of the Philippines, he rose to become a Pulitzer Prize-winning newsman, bestselling author (I Saw the Fall of the Philippines), Corregidor's "Voice of Freedom," a brigadier general in the U.S. Army under MacArthur, president of the fourth U.N. General Assembly, and finally his country's dual-role envoy to the U.N. and to Washington. But he was now...

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