His foes turn to bombs

To most of the 5,000 people in Manila's plush International Convention Center, the explosion at first seemed to be a sound effect: they had been watching a noisy slide show depicting U.S. Admiral George Dewey's 1898 defeat of the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay. But the blast was a real one: 18 stunned and bleeding delegates to a convention of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) emerged from the hall after a bomb exploded only 50 ft. from their host, President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines.


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