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Man Alive: Development in the Philippines

The Story

Development. In the Philippines in 1973, it's a word fraught with controversy. On one hand, the efforts of the churches and government could help greatly improve the country's economy. But on the other, the development efforts are sometimes at odds with what the people living there want. This 1973 episode of Man Alive - the first in a two-part series on development - looks at a rural and an urban development project in the Philippines, examining the complicated issues surrounding both.

Medium: Television
Program: Man Alive
Broadcast Date: March 12, 1973
Duration: 27:01
Co-production with Religious Television Associates (United Church of Canada)

Did You know?

• Dr. Juan Flavier, seen in this clip, later became president of the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement in 1977. Then from 1978 to 1992, he served as president of the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction. In 1992 he became secretary of the Department of Health in the Philippines, and in 1995 he became a senator in the Philippines government. As a senator, he initiated such legislation as the the Traditional Medicine Law, the Clean Air Act, the Poverty Alleviation Law and the Indigenous People's Rights Act.



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