• Short Summary

    MANILA IS PUTTING OUT THE FLAGS AND PAINTING THE PALM TREES TO WELCOME PRESIDENT NIXON ON SATURDAY (25 JULY).

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    MANILA IS PUTTING OUT THE FLAGS AND PAINTING THE PALM TREES TO WELCOME PRESIDENT NIXON ON SATURDAY (25 JULY).

    THE PRESIDENT AND MRS. PAT NIXON WILL ARRIVE IN THE PHILIPPINES CAPITAL JUST AFTER NOON, (0.435 GMT) FROM GUAM, WHERE THE AMERICAN LEADER RESTED AFTER WATCHING THE SPLASHDOWN OF THE APOLLO 11 MOON SHOT.

    IT WILL BE THE FIRST STOP ON A ROUND THE WORLD TOUR. CONCENTRATING PARTICULARLY ON THE FAR EAST, BUT ALSO INCLUDING THE COMMUNIST STATE OF RUMANIA.

    RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE PHILIPPINES HAVE IN GENERAL BEEN CORDIAL, BUT THERE HAS BEEN PERIODIC FRICTION OVER AMERICAN BASES IN MANILA, AND GROWING PHILIPPINE NATIONALISM HAS BROUGHT CRITICISM OF AMERICAN RELATIONS.

    GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN MANILA SAY THAT THE PRESIDENT CAN EXPECT THE SAME FRIENDLY WELCOME HIS PREDECESSOR AT THE WHITE HOUSE GOT IN 1966. NEVERTHELESS, WITH MILITANT STUDENTS THREATENING DEMONSTRATIONS, AND ALREADY A NUMBER OF BOMB INCIDENTS, HEAVY SECURITY PATROLS HAVE BEEN PLACED ON THE AMERICAN EMBASSY, AND THE PRESIDENT'S PALACE, WHERE MR. NIXON WILL STAY AND WHERE HE WILL DISCUSS WITH FILIPINO PRESIDENT FERDINAND MARCOS IDEAS FOR A POST-VIETNAM ASIA.

    IN GENERAL, HOWEVER, THE PEOPLE SEEM GENUINELY HAPPY TO WELCOME THE NIXONS. THE STREETS ARE BEING FESTOONED WITH THE FLAGS OF THE TWO COUNTRIES, GARBAGE IS BEING CLEARED AWAY, TRAFFIC IS BEING RE-DIRECTED, AND THE MARINES AND ARMY ARE BUSILY PAINTING THE TRUNKS OF COCONUT TREES WHITE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5SPKL9BI1FYPJ6SEVTJGM1S82
    Media URN:
    VLVA5SPKL9BI1FYPJ6SEVTJGM1S82
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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