- Title: PHILIPPINES: NO EARLY LIFTING OF MARTIAL LAW.
- Date: 23rd December 1975
- Summary: 1. LV military parade 7 ft 2. MS brass band passing 11 ft 3. MS President Macros salutes 12 ft 4. MS soldiers march with colours 15 ft 5. LV tanks passing 17 ft 6. MS President Macros salutes 18 ft 7. LV soldiers parade riding bicycle 22 ft Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 7th January 1976 12:00
- Location: MANILA, PHILIPPINES
- Country: Philippines
- Reuters ID: LVAB74DFT56X6B1E11O84AEIDML9
- Story Text: President Ferdinand Macros declared on armed forces day (December 22) he would not haste in lifting of martial law, and called for care and prudence in moves towards a parliamentary form of Government for the Philippines.
Addressing the nation on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the armed forces of the Philippines, the 58-years-old Filipino strongman also vowed to pursue the policy of self-reliance both in the military and in the economic development of the country.
Mr. Macros first assumed the presidency in 1965, won re-election in 1969, and has been ruling the nation by decree since he imposed martial law in 1972.
Under a new constitution be proclaimed in 1973, the Philippines was to establish a parliamentary system of government.
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