• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT MARCOS OF THE PHILIPPINES RECEIVED A HOTLY CRITICAL RECEPTION FROM ABOUT 5,000 YOUTHS WHEN HE ARRIVED AT THE CONGRESS BUILDING IN MANILA ON MONDAY.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT MARCOS OF THE PHILIPPINES RECEIVED A HOTLY CRITICAL RECEPTION FROM ABOUT 5,000 YOUTHS WHEN HE ARRIVED AT THE CONGRESS BUILDING IN MANILA ON MONDAY. TRAFFIC CAME TO A STAND-STILL AS THE YOUTHS BLOCKED THE BUSY THOROUGHFARE IN FRONT OF THE CONGRESS BUILDING TO SHOUT SLOGANS AGAINST THE PRESIDENT.

    THE DEMONSTRATING YOUTHS WERE DEMANDING THAT CONGRESS LEGISLATE TO REDUCE THE VOTING AGE FROM 21 YEARS TO 18, AND THAT THE GOVERNMENT STOP SERVING WHAT THEY CALLED THE "POWER ELITE" AND SOLVE NATIONAL ILLS RANGING FROM THE "REVOLUTIONARY SITUATION" IN CENTRAL LUZON, WHERE HUK (COMMUNIST) REBELS ARE ACTIVE, TO NON-PAYMENT OF SALARIES OF MANILA'S SCHOOL TEACHERS.

    THE PRESIDENT AND HIS WIFE WERE HEAVILY PROTECTED WHEN THEY ARRIVED AT THE CONGRESS BUILDING. THEY SEEMED UNPERTURBED BY THE BOOING AS THEY MADE THEIR WAY INTO THE BUILDING. ADDRESSING THE CONGRESS ON THE PHILIPPINES CLAIM TO MALAYSIAN SABAH, PRESIDENT MARCOS SAID LATER: "WE WILL PURSUE THE CLAIM PEACEFULLY IN KEEPING WITH THE SPIRIT OF PREVIOUS UNDERSTANDINGS WITH MALAYSIA AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRINCIPLES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW."
    THE PRESIDENT ADDED: "THE CLAIM IS IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST AND WE WILL PURSUE IT BY MAKING USE OF ALL AVAILABLE PEACEFUL RESOURCES."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA24DW69XL5GFQE9YELWJPOV25L
    Media URN:
    VLVA24DW69XL5GFQE9YELWJPOV25L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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