The Philippines: All the President's Men

Adroit and resilient, Marcos hits the campaign trail

Only six months ago, most observers were preparing to write his political, and possibly even his actual, obituary. But last week found Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos back on center stage, resourceful and resilient as ever. After striding vigorously up to a podium in Manila, he led 50,000 cheering supporters in his official party song ("Under the new society/ Everybody is equal"). Then, once the throbbing disco beat had subsided and the fireworks had faded into the night, the President, 66, made use of all his...

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