• Short Summary

    A conference aimed at rewriting the Philippines Constitution opened in Manila yesterday (Tuesday). Speaking at?

  • Description

    1.
    Hotel Manila where conference held
    3 ft

    2.
    Delegates arriving
    7 ft

    3.
    Demonstrators in streets (two shots)
    13 ft

    4.
    Old man demonstrating
    16 ft

    5.
    Marcos convoy arrives
    19 ft

    6.
    Marcos and wife to camera
    20 ft

    7.
    Int. Delegates seated
    22 ft

    8.
    Marcos speaks (two shots)
    28 ft

    9.
    Back View delegates as Marcos speaks
    31 ft

    10.
    Side V Marcos speaks (two shots)
    35 ft

    11.
    Mme Marcos listens
    37 ft

    12.
    Marcos points
    40 ft

    13.
    Delegates who walked out with demonstrators outside (three shots)
    51 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A conference aimed at rewriting the Philippines Constitution opened in Manila yesterday (Tuesday). Speaking at the opening, President Ferdinand Marcos called for national unity, but outside 6,000 demonstrators denounced the conference, saying it did not represent the interests of the masses.

    Some of the demonstrators marched through the streets before the conference began and booed when President Marcos, accompanied by his wife, arrived.

    309 delegates - elected in a poll last year - are attending the conference. Their job is to replace the current constitution, drawn up 36 years ago under American rule, with what President Marcos called a Philippines constitution.

    President Marcos told the delegates that it was his fervent hope that the convention would succeed in what he termed 'its noble task to meet the great expectations of our people in a Philippines constitution.'
    But 20 delegates walked out in protest against the presence of the president and were warmly greeted by the demonstrators waiting outside.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7OYCBQ245L77A8152JQ3FZGQK
    Media URN:
    VLVA7OYCBQ245L77A8152JQ3FZGQK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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