• Short Summary

    IN MANILA'S CHINATOWN, SHOPKEEPERS AND RESTAURANT OWNERS ARE REMOVING ALL SIGNS AND BILLBOARDS WRITTEN IN CHINESE.

  • Description

    IN MANILA'S CHINATOWN, SHOPKEEPERS AND RESTAURANT OWNERS ARE REMOVING ALL SIGNS AND BILLBOARDS WRITTEN IN CHINESE. THIS FOLLOWS THE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT'S BAN ON THE USE OF CHINESE CHARACTERS BY RESTAURANTS AND STORES IN THE CITY.

    THE CHINESE BUSINESSMEN HAVE BEEN GIVEN UNTIL FEBRUARY 1 TO CHANGE THEIR SIGNS INTO EITHER ENGLISH, SPANISH OR FILIPINO. THE BAN EXTENDS TO EVEN RECEIPTS. HOWEVER, IT DOES NOT INCLUDE SIGNS AT CHEMIST SHOPS OR CLINICS.

    THE NEW FILIPINO GOVERNMENT, UNDER PRESIDENT FERDINAND MARCOS, HAS VOWED TO GIVE MANILA A MORE NATIONAL FLAVOUR AND INTEGRATE CHINATOWN INTO THE REST OF THE CITY.

    THERE ARE ABOUT 150,000 OFFICIALLY REGISTERED CHINESE IN THE PHILIPPINES. MANY OF THE FAMILIES HAVE BEEN THERE FOR GENERATIONS, PLAYING AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE ECONOMY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABLCKWMOM6XH4D7UQSBM5FUP0D
    Media URN:
    VLVABLCKWMOM6XH4D7UQSBM5FUP0D
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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