President Ferdinand Marcos said in Manila earlier this week he hoped the Philippines could establish ties with the Soviet Union before his term of office expires next year.
GV EXT Congress building with police outside
Sv Demonstrators with banners PAN TO congress building
SV Marcos and wife arrive and enter Congress building
SV INT Congress with bullet-proof glass around public gallery
GV Marcos addresses Congress
SV Students burn mock crocodiles outside Congress building
Sv Students shout.
SV Marcos and wife leaving Congress building
SV Students burn effigy of Uncle Sam and Marcos
GV Police helicopter overhead
SV Effigies burn
SV Students shout 'Sieg Heil'
SV President Marcos and wife into car
SV Car away with riot police running alongside.
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Background: President Ferdinand Marcos said in Manila earlier this week he hoped the Philippines could establish ties with the Soviet Union before his term of office expires next year.
In his State of the Nation address to a joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives on Monday (24 Jan.), President Marcos said the Philippines had embarked on a policy of rapprochement with Socialist countries, which has already led this month to the opening of diplomatic relations with Rumania and Yugoslavia. He added that the problems of peace and order were likely to remain the country's biggest task for the next decade.
While the 54-year-old President was making his address-from behind a bullet-proof glass panel--more than 5,000 young Filipinos were picketing the Congress building, carrying banners denouncing what they called growing "American imperialism, domestic feudalism and bureaucrat-capitalism" in the country.