World: An Interview with President Marcos

"I must risk being called names to protect the country."

Manila's Malacanñ:ang Palace recalls an 18th century European royal court. At the top of a sweeping, crimson-carpeted-staircase, huge chandeliers dominate the great hall where Cabinet ministers, ambassadors and favor-seekers wait to be received in audience. Inside the President's book-lined office, rows of brown leather chairs lead to his desk, which stands on a raised platform flanked by Philippine flags. In a palace interview last week with TIME Correspondent Ross H. Munro, Marcos exuded confidence as he talked about the future of his regime and...

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