The Philippines I Know You Still Love Me

As Aquino braces for a plebiscite, the rebels are restless

< When she looked out from the lectern at 15,000 supporters chanting "Cory! Cory!" in Legaspi, 215 miles southeast of Manila, President Corazon Aquino was clearly moved. "I know you still love me," she said. Indeed they did. Swept into office eleven months ago on a tidal wave of popularity, the former housewife depended on that support to overcome a possible coup last November. But now she may be wondering just how that love will be expressed in the weeks ahead as she deals with a pair of pressing problems.

When Filipinos go to the polls on Feb. 2 to vote...

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