THE PHILIPPINES: Splitting the Ticket

On election day Typhoon Kit howled across the northern Philippines, flooding villages, blocking roads, making thousands homeless. That night, sallow little President Carlos Garcia. 61, sat in a friend's home outside Manila, listening to the election returns and playing game after game of chess with an aide. When the radio reported that both the Liberals' Jose Yulo and the Progressives' Manuel Manahan were running ahead of him in Manila, Garcia played so badly that the aide won. But as the counting went on, the President's chess got better. By the next afternoon...

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