The Philippines: Wined, Dined & Womaned

Into Manila last week swarmed 1,344 delegates to the Nacionalista Party convention, intent on nominating President Carlos Garcia for a second term and picking his running mate. As with everything that Garcia touches, the convention reeked of money. "No delegates in history were ever as pampered, catered to, wined, dined and 'womaned' as these delegates," said Manila's sharp-tongued Mayor Arsenio Lucson.

The smell of money clung especially to the person of handsome Senator Gil Puyat, 53, whose family fortune is estimated at $17 million, and who deals in mines, lumber, furniture and...

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