The Philippines: Rolling Out His Own Red Carpet

Carefully setting the stage for a U.S. visit

It will be his first visit to Washington since he called on Lyndon Johnson in 1966, and Philippines President Ferdinand E. Marcos is determined that everything will be perfect. He appointed his brother-in-law, Benjamin Romualdez, as Ambassador to Washington expressly to handle the U.S. trip. In recent weeks, Manila's leading corporations and advertising agencies have dispatched their top public relations executives to convince the skeptical U.S. media that Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos, who are scheduled to set foot on the White House lawn this week, are just about the best...

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