• Short Summary

    SURIGAO & MAYON VOLCANO, PHILIPPINES

    President Marcos of the Philippines arrived at Surigao airport, on September 9, some 750 kilometres (450 miles) south of Manila, to see the devastation caused by "Typhoon Ike".Winds of up to 185 kilometres per hour (115 mph) tore through central and southern Philippines earlier this month killing over 1,200 people.The worst damaged was suffered in the regional capital of Surigao on the North Eastern tip of Mindanao Island, where 500 were killed.It was the first visit in seven years for the President to the province, where Government troops have been fighting Communist and Moslem guerrillas.The typhoon was the worst to hit the Philippines for fourteen years.It arrived just days after tropical storm "June" claimed 50 lives in the Northern Philippines.Nearly 80 per cent of the population live in fishing and farming villages on the country's 7,000 islands.Many face the Pacific Ocean and the full force of typhoons, which carry driving rain and lashing winds.Rural houses made of straw and bamboo give little protection against the strong winds.In the Bicol region, 420 kilometres (250 miles) south east of Manila, the Mayon volcano erupted on September 10.The cone shape volcano threw up clouds of dust 1,500 feet into the sky.Local farmers were warned to stay outside a ten kilometre radius because of rocks and boulders rolling down its slopes.

  • Description

    SURIGAO
    1. SVs Aircraft arriving at Surigao airport and President Marcos leaving aircraft and being greeted. (2 SHOTS) 0.12
    2. GVs Typhoon damage in Surigao. (3 SHOTS) 1.02
    3. GV PAN Ship blown onto shore by typhoon. 1.17
    4. GVs Workers repairing buildings. (2 SHOTS) 1.22
    MAYON
    5. AV Mayon volcano erupting. (4 SHOTS) 2.02
    InitialsMAW/JRS


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    Background: SURIGAO & MAYON VOLCANO, PHILIPPINES

    President Marcos of the Philippines arrived at Surigao airport, on September 9, some 750 kilometres (450 miles) south of Manila, to see the devastation caused by "Typhoon Ike".Winds of up to 185 kilometres per hour (115 mph) tore through central and southern Philippines earlier this month killing over 1,200 people.The worst damaged was suffered in the regional capital of Surigao on the North Eastern tip of Mindanao Island, where 500 were killed.It was the first visit in seven years for the President to the province, where Government troops have been fighting Communist and Moslem guerrillas.The typhoon was the worst to hit the Philippines for fourteen years.It arrived just days after tropical storm "June" claimed 50 lives in the Northern Philippines.Nearly 80 per cent of the population live in fishing and farming villages on the country's 7,000 islands.Many face the Pacific Ocean and the full force of typhoons, which carry driving rain and lashing winds.Rural houses made of straw and bamboo give little protection against the strong winds.In the Bicol region, 420 kilometres (250 miles) south east of Manila, the Mayon volcano erupted on September 10.The cone shape volcano threw up clouds of dust 1,500 feet into the sky.Local farmers were warned to stay outside a ten kilometre radius because of rocks and boulders rolling down its slopes.

    Source: REUTERS - MANUEL SILVA

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB624KHPUKO91LZY3ZBZE3LHBB
    Media URN:
    VLVAB624KHPUKO91LZY3ZBZE3LHBB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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