Intriguing in the Phillipines

Intriguing in the Phillipines

Inside the Philippine military camp thirty-six hours into the rebellion against Ferdinand Marcos, there is a sense of isolation and despair. Bleary-eyed rebel soldiers, unsure of the outcome of their action or its impact throughout the rest of the country, continue to man the windows and doorways, afraid to sleep or to take their hands off their weapons. Despite the brave support for their cause by millions of urban Filipinos, the rebels have seen the civilian barricades of People’s Power dwindle in the early morning hours while loyalist tanks are rolling in the streets and Marcos seems increasingly entrenched in his palace ten miles away.

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