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Special Assignment (Philippines) (Part I) #101205

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 03, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Parameters of Philippines presidential election Friday affecting United States ints. in region considered.

(Manila, Philippines: Mark Litke) Presidential campaigns. of opposition leader Corazon Aquino and dictator Ferdinand Marcos examined; scenes shown. [Imelda MARCOS - sings.] [AQUINO - feels justice is impossible under Marcos.] [MARCOS -considers his opponents terrorists.] [Father "Baby" GORDONCILLO, Bayan party spokesperson Leandro ALEJANDRO - think people no longer believe elecs. are honest.] Marcos influence peddling and vote buying detailed; role of government-controlled television in his campaign propaganda demonstrated. Marcos camp's use of violence, such as murders of Aquino campaign workers, noted. [Elec. commissioner Victorino SAVELLANO - denies allegations.] Marcos' expected reaction to election, even if he loses, considered. [Cardinal Jaime SIN - hopes for democracy soon.]

Jennings, Peter;
Litke, Mark

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