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Philippines / Marcos' Defeat #101131

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 25, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos reported leaving country aboard United States Air Force plane after relinquishing power; Reagan administration said immediately recognizing Corazon Aquino as new president

(Manila, Philippines: Jim Laurie) Marcos' flight examined; scenes shown. Violence between Marcos and Aquino supporters detailed; crowd's vandalism and looting of presidential palace featured. [TV ANNOUNCER - reports Marcos' fall.] [AQUINO -praises nation's fight for freedom.] Marcos' farewell speech as Aquino was inaugurated described. Aquino's running mate Salvador Laurel said named prime minister with Juan Ponce Enrile and General Fidel Ramos, rebel leaders who brought down Marcos, returning to their previous cabinet posts.

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Manila, Philippines: Ted Koppel) [ENRILE - describes Marcos' last ditch effort to retain control and remain in Philippines, final appeal for help in leaving from United States ambassador Stephen Bosworth.]

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Marcos' telephone call to Senator Paul Laxalt described. [LAXALT - discusses conversation with Marcos.]

(DC: Sheilah Kast) [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - praises Marcos' decision, Philippine people's handling of affair.] Pro-Aquino demonstration at Philippines embassy shown. [Representative Stephen SOLARZ - calls for United States support of Reagan administration in bringing about democrat government in Philippines.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - agrees, praises Aquino as well.] [SHULTZ - wants Marcos' future life to be one of dignity and honor.] Marcos said currently in Guam for medical exam; uncertainty of his future whereabouts noted.

(Studio: Ted Koppel) Item recapped at end of broadcast

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

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