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    President Marcos announced in Manila, The Philippines capital on Sunday (November 11) that school classes in the Manila area would be suspended immediately to save fuel and that petrol rationing would come into operation.

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    President Marcos announced in Manila, The Philippines capital on Sunday (November 11) that school classes in the Manila area would be suspended immediately to save fuel and that petrol rationing would come into operation. These measures were designed to conserve fuel stocks and counteract the drop in supplies resulting from the Middle East War.

    The President announced that each family would be allowed 44 gallons of petrol a month for each car. Other measures involved a four day week for government workers and the lifting of taxes on oil imports for a period of forty-five days.

    Schools in Manila will now be deserted until the next term resumes in January. The January term will be extended in compensation. The reason for the closure of schools a week before the end of term is the saving in fuel for transportation.

    The Middle East War and the twenty-five per cent cut back in oil production by some Arab countries has caused a world-wide shortage. President Marcos said that the Philippines were well placed to deal with it and had despatched two special missions to oil producing countries.

    SYNOPSIS: At a press conference at the Malacanang Palace on Sunday, President Marcos of the Philippines announced schools in the Manila area would be closed until the January term and petrol rationing would come into force immediately.

    Students at the Letran college were taking part in a final military parade on Sunday.

    They have been asked to finish term early to save on fuel, especially for transportation. The time lost this term would be made up in the next session. The Philippines have been hit by the world-wide shortage of oil resulting from the Middle East War. Although there is now a ceasefire, the twenty-five pier cent out-back in oil production by some Arab countries is still in operation.

    Another measure to save fuel was a ration of forty-four gallons a month for each car. Other steps include a four day week for government employees and the lifting of taxes on oil imports for a period of forty-five days. President Marcos said the Philippines was well placed to cope with the shortage without more drastic measures.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6VB9P4HBQN5AE456B7755918V
    Media URN:
    VLVA6VB9P4HBQN5AE456B7755918V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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