• Short Summary

    As the Philippines began a five-day holiday marking the county's first election since martial law was declared in 1972, the wife of the leading opposition candidate claimed the party's election campaign was being hindered by television programmes and newspaper reports being heavily weighted in favour of President Marcos.

  • Description

    As the Philippines began a five-day holiday marking the county's first election since martial law was declared in 1972, the wife of the leading opposition candidate claimed the party's election campaign was being hindered by television programmes and newspaper reports being heavily weighted in favour of President Marcos. The man who is leading the opposition People's Power Party, former Senator Beningno Aquino, is in jail. He has been there since just after martial law came into force and he is now under sentence of death for alleged subversion, ordering a murder and illegal possession of arms. He has been allowed out of jail once during the run up to the elections. to appear on national television, but his campaign has been conducted vigorously on his behalf by his wife. Visnews reporter Michael Chrisman talked with Mrs Aquino in the garden of her Manila home.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD8SVLKGX6XBFOJT76JZ296VRB
    Media URN:
    VLVAD8SVLKGX6XBFOJT76JZ296VRB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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