Trying to Keep It Clean

"On election day, bring two pieces of bread and a bottle of water. Bring a candle too. You should stay until the voting and the counting are over. If you think these will not do, bring a 2-by-2 piece of wood and protect your ballot with it."

Vice-Presidential Candidate Salvador Laurel, who issues this warning repeatedly at opposition rallies, is not alone in voicing the fear that Ferdinand Marcos will somehow rig the Feb. 7 elections to ensure his victory. The U.S., equally concerned, has insisted that the Marcos government officially accredit the National Citizens Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL), an...

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