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    DAVAO CITY, MINDANAO ISLAND, PHILIPPINES

    The Philippines island of Mindanao, one corner of the Celebes Sea "triangle" which witnessed such intense naval and land fighting during the Second World War, is once again under scrutiny as the hub of rebel military activity against President Marcos government.

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    1. GVs City Council building and Davao City Hall with people on balcony. (2 SHOTS) 0.15
    2. GV & SVs Villagers in square living in tents. (3 SHOTS) 0.45
    3. SV Child asleep in tent. 0.49
    4. SVs Cooking pots and food being put into dish. (2 SHOTS) 0.59
    5. SV & CU Children. (2 SHOTS) 1.09
    6. GV PAN & TV Villagers cooking and in tents. (2 SHOTS) 1.31
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    Background: DAVAO CITY, MINDANAO ISLAND, PHILIPPINES

    The Philippines island of Mindanao, one corner of the Celebes Sea "triangle" which witnessed such intense naval and land fighting during the Second World War, is once again under scrutiny as the hub of rebel military activity against President Marcos government. On November 21, the island's capital, Davao City, was attempting to absorb an estimated nine thousand refugees who had apparently been driven from their homes in Mandug and Tigatto by members of the so-called People's Liberation Army (PLA). Davao City Council authorities hastily erected dozens of tents in local squares and provided food and medicines for the refugees, although sanitary facilities were inadequate to cope with the sudden influx. Military officials on Mindanao said the PLA units have been terrorising island communities since the summer, but that a contingent of marine commandos had been rushed in to flush our and arrest the rebel leader and his troops. The refugees stated they would return to their homes only after the arrest and punishment of the PLA forces and the withdrawal of all military units including the marines.

    Source: REUTERS - MANUEL SILVA

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    Film ID:
    VLVABIG9785NT5EVG3VC8UD3XUX6M
    Media URN:
    VLVABIG9785NT5EVG3VC8UD3XUX6M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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