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Sen. Paul Laxalt, President Reagan's emissary, met with President Ferdinand E. Marcos in Manila and was told that the Philippines government cannot be overthrown by Communist rebels. "We were not overrun by two previous insurgencies, and we will not be overrun by this one," a Marcos spokesman said. He cited the defeat of Huk rebels in the 1950s and of a Muslim separatist uprising in the 1970s. The Nevada senator is discussing the outlook for U.S. bases in the Philippines in the face of a growing Communist insurgency.

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