National Geographic : 1986 Jul
the Philippines By ARTHUR ZICH Photographs by STEVE McCURRY MAGNUM It was ballot by T-shirt in Manila last February, as hundreds of thousandsdefied the victory claimedby FerdinandMarcos in an election that to observers reeked of fraud. Marchers chanted and sang in support of Cory Corazon Aquino, a politicalneophyte who took on Marcos's 20-year rule - and prayedfor a miracle. The world was stunned on February 25 when Marcos departed peacefully. Now can the new regime defuse Communist and Muslim insurgency and repair a ravaged economy?