• Short Summary

    THE PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT FERDINAND E. MARCOS HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE PHILIPPINE CIVIC ACTION GROUP, WHICH?

  • Description

    THE PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT FERDINAND E. MARCOS HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE PHILIPPINE CIVIC ACTION GROUP, WHICH HAS BEEN WORKING MAINLY IN THE TAY MINH PROVINCE OF SOUTH VIETNAM, WILL BE WITHDRAWN. AND REDEPLOYED IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY IN AREAS WHERE THE ANTI-GOVERNMENT HUKS ARE ACTIVE.

    THE PHILIPPINE PULLOUT WILL BE THE FIRST COMPLETE WITHDRAWAL OF A NATIONAL CONTINGENT FROM VIETNAM.

    THE 1,500 STRONG PHILIPPINE CIVIC ACTION GROUP'S ACTIVITIES HAVE RANGED OVER A WIDE FIELD. MAJOR CONSTRUCTION UNDERTAKINGS INCLUDING ROAD BUILDING AND MEDICAL TEAMS ARE ALL PART OF A PLAN DESIGNED TO GAIN THE CONFIDENCE OF THE VIETNAMESE PEOPLE AND HELP THEM RE-CONSTRUCT AND IMPROVE THEIR ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH.

    MUCH OF THE WORK IS BY EXAMPLE - SUCH AS RUNNING MODEL FARMS GROWING PHILIPPINE "MIRACLE RICE", MODEL POULTRY FARMS AND PIGGERIES.

    THEY HAVE SPONSORED 11 HAMLETS, BUILDING CLINICS AND HOMES, AND EQUIPPING THEM WITH NECESSARY COMMODITIES - THEY EVEN DISTRIBUTE GIFTS AT CHRISTMAS AND TET.

    ON A FIRE SUPPORT BASE THEY WORK ON KEEPING THE EQUIPMENT READY IN CASE OF ATTACK BY THE VIETCONG.

    THERE HAVE BEEN TEAMS FROM THE PHILIPPINES IN SOUTH VIETNAM EVER SINCE 1964.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA56IHZK5ABWAM3L3UIHWITAHW9
    Media URN:
    VLVA56IHZK5ABWAM3L3UIHWITAHW9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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