• Short Summary

    A WAR HERO WAS SWORN IN ON THURSDAY AS THE SIXTH PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES REPUBLIC.

  • Description

    A WAR HERO WAS SWORN IN ON THURSDAY AS THE SIXTH PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES REPUBLIC. HE IS FERDINAND MARCOS, WHO DEFEATED PRESIDENT DIOSDADO MACAPAGAL IN NOVEMBER'S ELECTION.

    AGED 48, THE NEW FILIPINO LEADER IS A LAWYER, FINANCE EXPERT AND THE MOST DECORATED FILIPINO SOLDIER OF WORLD WAR TWO. IN THE PAST, HE HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF MURDER, FORGERY, LAND-GRABBING AND BRIBERY, BUT LIVED DOWN THESE ATTACKS TO RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY AND WIN EASILY.

    IN HIS INAUGURAL ADDRESS, HE PROMISED HIS PEOPLE PRICE-CUTS, A CLEAN SWEEP OF SMUGGLING AND CORRUPTION, AND FRESH POLICIES ON VIETNAM AND MALAYSIA.

    A MARRIED MAN WITH THREE CHILDREN, HE HAS BEEN IN POLITICS SINCE THE END OF WORLD WAR TWO WHEN HE WAS ELECTED TO CONGRESS.

    (AMONG THE REPRESENTATIVES OF 30 COUNTRIES WHO ATTENDED THE INAUGURATION WAS VICE-PRESIDENT HUBERT HUMPHREY OF THE UNITED STATES, WHO IS ON A TOUR OF THE FAR EAST FOR TALKS ON VIETNAM.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3NXXSBFSST1BJZL49M40UFOON
    Media URN:
    VLVA3NXXSBFSST1BJZL49M40UFOON
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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