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Philippines / Aquino Government #101176

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 28, 1986
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(DC: Sam Donaldson) General amnesty reported declared for all political prisoners in Philippines as new government tries to restore public confidence; US and Philippine government said working together to recover wealth Ferdinand Marcos took with him into exile Tuesday

(Manila, Philippines: Jim Laurie) President Corazon Aquino's order to release all political prisoners examined; return of many exiles noted. [Former sen. Raul MANGLAPUS - praises cntry.'s future as democracy.] [Cabinet mbr. Jovito SALONGA - explains order to attach all of Marcos' assets, here and abroad.] Autos. confiscated mentioned, shown. Econ. problems faced by Aquino said illustrated by squatters staking out plots on government land. [SQUATTER - hopes President will give land to the poor.]

(DC: John McWethy) Reagan administration's latest position on valuables entering country with Marcos and entourage discussed; scenes shown. [President REAGAN - considers issue a matter of Philippine law.] Factors underlying US stance outlined. [Philippine government spokesperson Bonifacio GILLEGO - accuses Marcos of looting country of amts. in the billions.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Laurie, Jim;
McWethy, John

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