Report From Manila

Category:  Historical Reprints.
SourceStraight Talk! Published By The Edmund Burke Society.
Editor:  F. Paul Fromm
Associate Editor:  Kastuś Akula
Writers:  E.B.S. members and friends
Directors:  The Council of the E.B.S.
[Circa September 1971]

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(The Freedom Council of Canada, the Canadian Chapter of the World Anti-Communist League, sent Patrick Walsh as official delegate to the fifth WACL Conference in the Philippines from July 21st to 25th.  On his return to Canada, Mr. Walsh sent the following exclusive report to the EBS for publication in STRAIGHT TALK! – F.P.F.)

Report From Manila

By Patrick Walsh

I was pleasantly surprised in Manila when requested to reply to the speech by the guest speaker, the Hon. Juan Ponce Enrile, the Filippino Secretary of National Defence.  The day of our arrival in Manila, six Maoist NPA (New People’s Army) thugs tried to hold up a bank, FLQ-style, but the efficient Metrocom anti-subversive squads sprang into action and killed all six of the Maoists..  In my remarks, I asked Mr. Enrile if he couldn’t send a few jeep-loads of Metrocom police to wipe out the FLQ scum in Montreal!

Readers of STRAIGHT TALK will want to know my biggest impression of the whole Conference.  This is easy.  At our concluding Freedom Rally, held at the Independence grandstand, on July 25th, our guest speaker was Juanita Castro (“Those Communists who demand ‘freedom’, tomorrow will refuse us that freedom”).  There were over 6,000 people at this rally, many of them high school and university students of a refreshing kind.  Suddenly, in the middle of Miss Castro’s speech, heavy rains generated by Typhoon Sisang, soaked the crowd as well as Miss Castro.  Somebody hurriedly gave Miss Castro an umbrella, but she tossed it aside and kept on speaking for another hour, despite the heavy downpour.

I was also very impressed by the large number of youth delegates and observers who came from all parts of the Free World, as a result of the growing activities of the World Youth Anti-Communist League (WACL).  I am sure EBS will want to attend the 6th WACL Conference in Mexico in October 1972, and help strengthen the Canadian delegation.  The “Halcones” (Falcons) will be in charge of security in Mexico.

                                                                      — Pat Walsh.

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