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Philippines / Aquino Government #101145

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 26, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Manila, Philippines: Ted Koppel) Report introduced

(Honolulu, Hawaii: Al Dale) Arrival in Hawaii of Ferdinand Marcos, wife Imelda and family, where they were greeted by Governor George Ariyoshi and United States base commander, featured; scenes shown. [Mayor Frank FASI - won't spend tax money protecting Marcos.] Concern over possibility Marcos may remain here explained. President Corazon Aquino said opposing any retribution against Marcos.

(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.

(Manila, Philippines: Jim Laurie) Aquino's order for political amnesty and instructions to General Fidel Ramos to free prisoners jailed by Marcos examined; scenes shown. [TV REPORTER - notes number thought released today.] Ramos' restructuring of military command mentioned. Aquino's new cabinet said incl. designation of running mate Salvador Laurel as vice president, prime minister and for. minister [AQUINO - asks for public's patience.] [PEOPLE - praise turn of events.]

(Studio: Ted Koppel) Aquino said not seeking Marcos' extradition but promising investigation of military troops accused of murdering and torturing civilians. [Executive secretary Joker ARROYO - believes Philippines rivals Argentina for human rights abuses on mass scale; explains.] Arroyo said promising investigation of assassination of Benigno Aquino. "Nightline" announced.

(Manila, Philippines: Mark Litke) Pol., economy and soc. problems facing Aquino examined; anticipated roles of Ramos and defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile considered. [PRIEST - cites potential for violence.] New Peoples Army, communist insurgency, discussed.

Dale, Al;
Jennings, Peter;
Koppel, Ted;
Laurie, Jim;
Litke, Mark

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