THE PHILIPPINES: Ferdinand Marcos: One Man's Mission

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos proclaimed martial law and assumed dictatorial powers 18 months ago. Since then, he has tried to restore an atmosphere of normalcy to his troubled country. In some respects, it appears that he is succeeding. Gas rationing has been lifted and the curfew has been cut to three hours. Tourists are once again flocking in to savor Manila's uninhibited night life and to take advantage of its excellent shopping bargains. American businessmen, who have invested $1 billion in the Philippines since World War II, are again confidently signing up...

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