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PHILIPPINES-Struggle for a Separate Islamic State

PHILIPPINES Struggle for a Separate Islamic State Asghar Ali Engineer WHEN I reached Manila on November 23, there were rumours all around that Marcos was either dead or seriously ill, The official claim that he was down with flu was dismissed with ridicule by the people of Philippines. It showed the extent of opposition to the Marcos regime. He seems to be extremely unpopular. Many people were hopeful that his death would bring about an unceremonious end to a dictatorial regime and restore democracy there. Even Catholic Church, normally supporting the establishment, is highly opposed to Marcos dictatorial regime. Cardinal Sin is known for his active campaign for democratic rights in the Philippines. The Protestant Churches repre sented by the National Council of Churches in Philippines are also involved in the struggle for human tights very actively.

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