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Carter son's firm holds contract with Philippines

President Carter's son Keff is cofounder and partner in a computer mapping firm that recently won a $210,000 contract from the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, Time magazine says.

The firm became a consultant for the World Bank, which in March 1978 sent Robert Mercready, Jeff, and Jeff's wife, Annette, to Manila to study the city's solid waste disposal.

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Time says President Carter approved his son's trip, but told the State Department that Jeff and Annette should not be given red-carpet treatment by the US Embassy in Manila. However, they were met by President Marcos's younger daughter; paid a courtesy call on his wife; and were guests at a lunch for Chinese Foreign Minister Huang Hua.