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Philippines / Elec. #101252

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 06, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Question of fairness in today's election here between Ferdinand Marcos and Corazon Aquino considered; difficulties faced by US pollwatchers noted.

(Manila, Philippines: Jim Laurie) Official voting procedure and ballot counting explained; scenes shown. Role of citizen election monitors, NAMFREL, mentioned. Marcos campaign's bribing of voters detailed, illustrated. Senator Richard Lugar mentioned heading United States observation team. [WOMAN - lists means of vote fraud to Lugar.] Backgrounds of Aquino and Marcos mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Savao, Philippines: James Walker) Voting process in outlying islands, considered loyal to Marcos, discussed; scenes shown. [TEACHER - notes bribe given him by Marcos campaign organization Felicita Santos.] Similar cash payments to other teachers from Santos cited. Areas of concern in rural regions listed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) [Elec. commission chairperson Victorino SAVELLANO - denies elec. fraud is possible; comments on NAMFREL; notes Marcos-controlled newspaper polls indicate he will win.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Upcoming item.

Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim;
Walker, James

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