Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos warned his armed forces that the Moslem insurgency, world superpowers rivalry and the conflicts in Indochina pose a great threat to the country.
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"Insurgency is a problem that threatens to undo the developing societies of Asia, and the Philippines is no exception. It will continue, perhaps, for the next five to 10 years," he said.
Referring to clashes between Vietnam and Cambodia and tension between Peking and Hanoi, Mr. Marcos said "rivalry among the superpowers continues to be the greatest single threat to Southeast Asia. We need to be watchful of current developments in Southeast Asia, which have thrown our neighbours into confrontation and conflict."
"These developments are matters of grave concern to ASEAN countries, including the Philippines, because they could considerably deteriorate and imperil the entire region." he declared.
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Background: Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos warned his armed forces that the Moslem insurgency, world superpowers rivalry and the conflicts in Indochina pose a great threat to the country.
Speaking at a huge loyalty paraded of the armed forces on Friday (8 Sept) to mark his 61st birthday, President Marcos said the nation's greatest security challenge is still internal, in the wake of renewed clashes with southern Moslem rebels.