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Philippines Elec. / Aftermath #100972

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 16, 1986
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Corazon Aquino reported calling for campaign of civil disobedience in protest over Ferdinand Marcos' claim of victory in recent pres. election; resignation of his chief of staff mentioned.

(Manila, Philippines: Mark Litke) Major Aquino rally featured; scenes shown. [AQUINO - recalls David and Goliath biblical tale.] [PEOPLE - explain following Aquino rather than fraudulent government] [MARCOS - claims election was fair.] Catholic church, international observers and President Reagan mentioned all accusing government of vote fraud. [MARCOS - claims Reagan is misinformed.] Retirement of General Fabian Ver mentioned.

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Senators David Boren, Carl Levin and David Pryor said calling for Marcos' resignation and halt to United States aid; all three recalled part of US observation team. Marcos' reaction noted. United States envoy Philip Habib mentioned meeting tomorrow with Marcos and Aquino.

Donaldson, Sam;
Litke, Mark

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