Problem in Exile

The heart of the Philippine Government in Exile is a ten-room suite on the second floor of Washington's swank Shoreham Hotel. There lives Manuel Quezon, the Filipinos' greatest living politician, now rounding out his eighth year as the Filipinos' first President.

In the sequestered stillness of his deep-carpeted rooms, Manuel Quezon moves quietly. Except for his eyes, he seems impassive. Long racked by tuberculosis, he spends most of his days on a reclining chair, dressed sometimes in silk pajamas, sometimes—when visitors call—in double-breasted suits. Rarely is he seen in the hotel's lobby. Illness...

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