× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Philippines / Military Rebellion #101115

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 24, 1986
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Hong Kong: Ted Koppel) Ferdinand Marcos' government said apparently on verge of collapse; Manila International Airport noted closed to commercial traffic.

(Manila, Philippines: Jim Laurie) Demonstrations by both supporters of Marcos and Corazon Aquino at presidential palace noted; scenes shown. Palace guards reported opening fire on Aquino backers. [SURVIVOR - describes attack.] [MAN - claims Marcos and his family have fled the cntry.] President's effort to dispel that rumor described, shown. [MARCOS - calls on all loyal mil. troops to put down rebellion.] [General Fabian VER - wants to use air strikes.] Further indications of Marcos' slipping control noted coming with rebel troops' seizure of Marcos-controlled television station [ANNOUNCER - notes stn. has resumed bdcsts. for the people.] [MARCOS - won't leave office or cntry.] Public's response to his list of orders noted; growing support for rebel leaders former defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile and General Fidel Ramos discussed. [ENRILE, RAMOS - feel people elected Aquino.] Rebel troops' attacks on loyalist planes described, shown. Inaugurations said scheduled for both Aquino and Marcos; details given.

(Studio: Ted Koppel) Enrile said to be named defense minister again once Aquino is sworn in. [ENRILE - discusses scheduled inauguration of Aquino and Salvador Laurel at rebels'base, specter of civil war created by Philippines having 2 presidents.] "Nightline" announced.

(DC: Sheilah Kast) President Reagan's call for Marcos to step down and possible bearing on Marcos' effort to survive as president examined. [Press spokesperson Larry SPEAKES - feels solution is possible only through peaceful transition to new government; notes President's friendship with Marcos.] Special envoy Philip Habib and Secretary of State George Shultz noted briefing Congress leaders on Marcos' negotiation of his resignation prior to rebellion; details given. [Senator Patrick LEAHY - notes probable reality of Marcos leaving Philippines.] Criticism of Reagan by anti-Marcos demonstrators mentioned. [Ninoy Aquino Mvt. spokesperson Heherson ALVAREZ - hopes President will do more.] Anti-Marcos demonstrations elsewhere cited. [Philippine consul general Eleutirio ESPINAS - announces dipls.' call for Marcos' resignation.] Situation in Philippines thought not affecting United States military personnel there; details given. Habib mentioned en route to Philippines to discuss post- Marcos government

(Studio: Ted Koppel) Upcoming inaugurations of both Marcos and Aquino discussed.

Jennings, Peter;
Kast, Sheilah;
Koppel, Ted;
Laurie, Jim

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.