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    President Ferdinand Marcos said in Manila earlier this week he hoped the Philippines could establish ties with the Soviet Union before his term of office expires next year.

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    President Ferdinand Marcos said in Manila earlier this week he hoped the Philippines could establish ties with the Soviet Union before his term of office expires next year.

    In his State of the Nation address to a joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives on Monday (24 Jan.), President Marcos said the Philippines had embarked on a policy of rapprochement with Socialist countries, which has already led this month to the opening of diplomatic relations with Rumania and Yugoslavia. He added that the problems of peace and order were likely to remain the country's biggest task for the next decade.

    While the 54-year-old President was making his address-from behind a bullet-proof glass panel--more than 5,000 young Filipinos were picketing the Congress building, carrying banners denouncing what they called growing "American imperialism, domestic feudalism and bureaucrat-capitalism" in the country.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1EFSUXV5N0X649KPFC9LMWDJO
    Media URN:
    VLVA1EFSUXV5N0X649KPFC9LMWDJO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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