ABC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 22, 1986
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(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) Report introduced.
(Manila, Philippines: Edie Magnus) Rebellion of military reform movement members against Ferdinand Marcos, led by defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile and General Fidel Ramos, featured; scenes shown. [RAMOS - accuses political figs. of making mil. officers their servants.] [ENRILE - appeals to other cabinet mins. to heed will of voters; claims government cheated election; states number fraudulent votes.] [MARCOS - accuses rebels of being part of aborted coup d'etat and assassination plot against himself and wife; remarks transcribed on screen.] [Ofr. Saulito AROMIN - confesses his part in uprising.] [MARCOS - calls for defense minister to surrender.] [ENRILE - denies assassination allegations.] General Fabian Ver thought preparing to retaliate. [Colonel Rudolph AGUINADO - is prepared for death.] Show of support for rebellion by supporters of Corazon Aquino described, shown; Aquino, fearing Marcos reprisal, said in seclusion. Marcos mentioned reassuring United States envoy Philip Habib of his control and popularity here.
(DC: Sheilah Kast) Secretary of State George Shultz, national security adviser Admiral John Poindexter, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and chief of staff Don. Regan said discussing developments with President Reagan; Reagan's statement claiming recent Philippines election was fraudulent and commenting on rebellion quoted on screen. Pro-Aquino demonstration at White House mentioned, shown. [Senator Richard LUGAR - calls for Marcos' resignation.] [Senator Bill BRADLEY - accuses Reagan of lack of strong leadership.] [Representative Stephen SOLARZ - thinks Reagan should tell Marcos to leave, allowing peaceful transition of power.]
(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) "This Wk." announced.
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