1970 The Philippines Turns East DIOSDADO MACAPAGAL
In the inside flap: "A few months after he was elected the fifth President of the Republic of the Philippines, President Diosdado Macapagal issued a proclamation changing the celebration of the Philippine Independence day from July 04 to June 12. The four Presidents before him had celebreated Indepence Day on July 04, the samr date as America's freedom day. After this historic change, President Macapagal cancelled a scheduled state visit to the United States on invitation of President John F. Kennedy. What were the reasons behind these unprecedented actions of a President of the Philippines. Did this mean that his regime had veered away from the traditional "special relations" with the United States? What is the thinking of this man who dared break a tradition, thereby risking the ire of the most powerful country in the Free World? What precisely was the foreign policy pursued by the Macapagal Administration? Based on official documents, this book supplies the answer to all these questions and more. It treats of the unprecendented activities of the Macapagal Administration with Asian and African States. It provides the reader with an insight into the direction of the maturing foreign policy of the young Republic of the Philippines. The book contains also copies of valuable documents. All told, this publication will be of immense benefit to those who are interested in the Philippines and in the affairs of nations."
Author: Diosdado Macapagal
Publisher: Mac Publishing House
Condition: Dust jacket has missing top portions. Inside pages are off white and well preserved. Please see scanned images for best description.