• Short Summary

    On the third day of his visit to the Philippines Republic, President Eisenhower was honoured by the University of Philippines with the honourary degree of Doctor of Law, June 16 - the day the cancellation of the visit to Tokyo was announced.

  • Description

    On the third day of his visit to the Philippines Republic, President Eisenhower was honoured by the University of Philippines with the honourary degree of Doctor of Law, June 16 - the day the cancellation of the visit to Tokyo was announced.

    President Eisenhower who arrived at the Campus in a helicopter was received by the University Council headed by the President of the University, Vincente G. Sinco.

    The conferring of the Degree of Law on him was described by President Eisenhower as "one of the high moments of my life in the Philippines". President Eisenhower also referred to another American - General MacArthur -- who was awarded an honourary Degree of Laws at the same University. President Eisenhower was then a Major and as a staff officer to MacArthur, attended the function.

    The President then left the University for Fort William McKinley to lay a wreath at the U.S. military cemetery. He was received at the cemetery by the Commanding General of the Philippines Army, General Tirso Fajardo, and a twenty-one gun salute. As the President paused in front of the memorial, muffled drums sounded.

    Later the President lunched in Manila with the Philippine and American Chambers of Commerce.

    Meanwhile, the President's press secretary James Hagerty announced to the press the decision of the President to cancel his intended state visit to Japan, June 20-21 on the advice of the Japanese cabinet.

    At the Philippine Military Academy, considered the West Point of the Philippines, a huge military rally was planned for President Eisenhower. The fully packed independence grandstand was decorated both with a have picture of the President and a painting depicting the friendship between the Philippines and the United States.

    After the rally, the President left for Formosa by U.S. cruiser St. Paul.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA70DCENGO8811X8OLRYFG3XN07
    Media URN:
    VLVA70DCENGO8811X8OLRYFG3XN07
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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