• Short Summary

    In the Philippines on Tuesday, millions of people went to the polls to elect 320 delegates who next June will amend or completely rewrite the country's constitution.

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    SV Traffic in Manila street
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    SCU Newspaper headline "Voting Today"
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    MV People at polling station
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    CU Sign "Polling station"
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    SV INT Shots of voting (6 shots)
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    GV Street scene showing people
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    7.
    GV Shantytown
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    MV Woman feeding baby
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    SV Woman serving in poor shop (2 shots)
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    TRAVEL SHOT through wealthy business area
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    TV Skyscraper office block
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    TRAVEL SHOTS through rich residential area (2 shots)
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    Initials JT/PNG/MH/1124 AH/PNG/MH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In the Philippines on Tuesday, millions of people went to the polls to elect 320 delegates who next June will amend or completely rewrite the country's constitution.

    Nearly 2,500 candidates - all of them without formal political affiliation - are standing for membership of the Constitutional Convention.

    Moves to change the 35-year-old constitution began last year following criticism that it was no longer responsive to the people's include retention or abolition of the presidential system, land reform and distribution of taxation and income.

    Basically, it is hoped to give the majority of Filipinos a better deal. There has been wide-spread criticism that the poor - the overwhelming majority in the country, as the many shanty towns testify - are exploited by a rich minority who live in luxury.

    The critics say that while the rich get richer the poor get poorer. They hope a new constitution will soon change this.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9V1U6YNV4M03S9B4FAQQTFA9R
    Media URN:
    VLVA9V1U6YNV4M03S9B4FAQQTFA9R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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