Philippines: Together Again

New attention for an old ally

Jet fighters screamed overhead in tight formation, native horns blasted, and a 1,000-voice choir boomed out Handel's Hallelujah Chorus ("And he shall reign for ever and ever") with no apparent sense of irony. Yet perhaps the greatest source of satisfaction for President Ferdinand Marcos last week as he celebrated his third inauguration in 16 years was that standing on the rostrum with Marcos and his wife Imelda was U.S. Vice President George Bush. After years of friction with Jimmy Carter over human rights, the Marcos regime was in favor again with a U.S. President....

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