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The Internal Situation in the Philippines
The Internal Situation in the Philippines
By Larry A. Niksch and Marjorie Niehaus
Congressional Research Service, 1981, 134 pp

A very balanced and thoughtful Congressional Research Study which examines various aspects of the situation in the Philippines: the performance of the Marcos government, the status of important Filipino interest groups including the existing or potential opposition, and the role of U.S. policy in influencing the internal situation. It concludes that "there is little question that support for . . . the Marcos government has eroded among certain segments of the society, most notably within the Catholic Church and the middle class," but doubts that the disunited opposition elements could mount a sustained movement that would topple the government.