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    SAN MIGUEL, MANILA, PHILIPPINES

    Philippine Government stations showed President Ferdinand Marcos on national television on November 21 in an apparent attempt to prove he is alive and well.

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    NOVEMBER 21 (MBS4) - MUTE
    1. GV & CU President Marcos seated in chair wearing pajamas. (2 SHOTS) 0.10
    2. CU PULL BACK TO SV Physician Doctor Eduardo Jamora seated with Marcos. (2 SHOTS) 0.26
    3. CU & SV Doctor Jamora preparing medical machinery, Marcos breathing into machine. (2 SHOTS) 0.34
    4. SVs Marcos breathing in conjunction with machine. (2 SHOTS) 0.51
    NOVEMBER 22 (SILVA) - SOUND
    5. GVs Demonstrators with banners, some wearing masks walking through streets of Manila. (2 SHOTS) 1.10
    6. GV & SVs Chanting students and demonstrators carrying banner saying 'End The Autocratic Rule of US-Marcos' confronted by police presence across street. (3 SHOTS) 1.34
    InitialsJMS/JRS


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    Background: SAN MIGUEL, MANILA, PHILIPPINES

    Philippine Government stations showed President Ferdinand Marcos on national television on November 21 in an apparent attempt to prove he is alive and well. Rumours that the 67-year-old chief of state was dangerously ill have been circulating widely throughout the country. Filipinos were shown film of Marcos seated in his Malacanang Palace bedroom, wearing pajamas, and being treated by his personal physician, Dr. Eduardo Jamora. Other sequences showed the president breathing into special medical machinery. Manila newspapers reported on November 21 that Marcos had undergone unspecified major surgery a week earlier, but palace spokesmen have refused to confirm or deny rumours that he had an operation or was ill, stating merely that he was well and working. On November 22, thousands of students protesting against the rocketing costs of education and the country's deepening economic crisis gathered for a march through Manila's streets. Student leaders claim that government policies are provoking the collapse of the country's education system. An estimated three thousand young people apparently abandoned their education last summer, unable to afford the spiralling expenses of tuition, housing and school materials. The close links forged between Washington and the Marcos regime - and reinforced by Ronald Reagan's landslide re-election victory on November 6 - were also a source of protest by the youthful demonstrators.

    Source: MBS4/REUTERS - MANUEL SILVA

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6YN5O1Y4E7D8HOB6U7RQL71PJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6YN5O1Y4E7D8HOB6U7RQL71PJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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