The Philippines: Official Verities

Marcos' confidant testifies More than 500 spectators were waiting when the doors of Magsaysay Hall in the Social Security Building in Quezon City opened at 8:15 a.m. last Friday. They had come to hear the Philippines' top military officer testify about why his forces were unable to prevent the assassination of Benigno ("Ninoy") Aquino last Aug. 21 at the Manila International Airport. General Fabian Ver, 64, chief of staff of the armed forces and a loyal confidant of President Ferdinand Marcos' was the official ultimately responsible for security at the airport. But if the crowds were waiting for...

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