• Short Summary

    The shanties of some four thousand squatter families in the Philippines capital of Manila are being demolished because they block the canals which drain floodwater from the city.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT Squatters' huts
    0.06

    2.
    LV Crowds watch as workmen demolish huts (5 shots)
    0.30

    3.
    SV Soldier stands guard
    0.34

    4.
    SV Workmen demolish hut (2 shots)
    0.43

    5.
    SV Children leave area with belongings
    0.58

    6.
    SV Soldiers in F/G. hut demolition in B/G
    1.02

    7.
    GV Squatters and huts
    1.07



    Initials BB/1450 DF/AW/BB/1500



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The shanties of some four thousand squatter families in the Philippines capital of Manila are being demolished because they block the canals which drain floodwater from the city.

    President Ferdinand Marcos ordered the removal of the shanties to prevent a recurrence of the floods which covered 95 per cent of Manila earlier this month and killed 569 people.

    The settlements in the canals were blamed for slowing the run-off of water from Manila.

    This week, demolition worker escorted by soldiers began to demolish the shanties and to shift their residents to a Government re-location centres. However, the squatters are reluctant to move to land offered outside Manila because most have jobs in the city.

    Flood control experts had frequently warned that the blocked canals posed a danger, but attempts to have them cleared were prevented by local politicians who relied on the votes of the squatters.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAR052QCD3T8S5PFA7C95QBJKV
    Media URN:
    VLVAR052QCD3T8S5PFA7C95QBJKV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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