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    SIBALON ANTIQUE PROVINCE, & MANILA, PHILIPPINES

    While votes were still being counted in the Philippines elections, widespread violence that had claimed at least 57 lives since polling started on May 14 continued to ravage the country.

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    15 MAY 1984: ANTIQUE PROVINCE:
    1. GV PAN ZOOM CU Ambushed vehicles 0.26
    2. SVs Door of truck being opened, shots of bullet-ridden interior, door being closed again (2 shots) 0.46
    3. CUs Vehicle door with poster of Kadara-An-Evilio Javier with bullets through it (2 shots) 0.53
    4. GV Bodies of victims 0.57
    5. GV People looking at bodies 1.01
    6. SV/CU Luna Sanchez, sole survivor of ambush lying on bed (2 shots) 1.14
    14 MAY 1984: MANILA:
    7. GV/CUs Vote casting boards showing results (3 shots) 1.24
    8. GV Votes being counted 1.28
    9. SV President Marcos speaking (NATURAL SOUND) 1.32
    10. CU/SV/GV Election official announcing results, crowd applauds (3 shots) 1.42
    InitialsMLE/BB


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    Background: SIBALON ANTIQUE PROVINCE, & MANILA, PHILIPPINES

    While votes were still being counted in the Philippines elections, widespread violence that had claimed at least 57 lives since polling started on May 14 continued to ravage the country. In one of the worst incidents, nine people were killed on May 15 in the Sibalon Antique province when security men belonging to the ruling New Society Movement (KBL) and those belonging to the Provincial Governor were involved in a gun battle that claimed the life of retired Colonel Rhium Sanchez, chairman of the opposition Nationalist Party in Antique. Three government troopers and five civilians also died in the battle. The sole survivor of the ambush was travelling with the opposition party when he was wounded. Meanwhile, the election itself seemed to be going the way of existing ruler President Marcos. Unofficial returns suggested on May 16 that despite opposition gains Marcos would retain his majority in the National Assembly. Delays of government fraud by opposition leaders. They warned that if the official results, when announced, showed significant cuts in claimed opposition gains then widespread protests would result.

    Source: REUTERS - MANUEL SILVA

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    Film ID:
    VLVACGK0VGOTDUE3DX85Y39NNG5N5
    Media URN:
    VLVACGK0VGOTDUE3DX85Y39NNG5N5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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