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Philippines / Elec. #101284

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 08, 1986
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(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) Contd. allegations of fraud in Philippines elec. and confusion over Corazon Aquino's apparent defeat of Ferdinand Marcos noted.

(Manila, Philippines: Mark Litke) Aquino's declaration of victory featured; scenes shown. [AQUINO - is waiting for Marcos to concede; cites violence and fraud of election; claims Marcos campaign is still trying to cheat her of victory.] Aquino supporters' efforts to protect ballot boxes and their concern over own safety described, shown. [Arlene LORZERO - warns fight has just begun.] [AQUINO - warns against violence by her followers as excuse for Marcos to declare emergency powers.]

(Manila, Philippines: Jim Laurie) Marcos' similar claims of victory noted. [MARCOS - cites possibility he will declare election invalid.] Govt.- controlled media's coverage of events described. [MARCOS - denies chgs. of manipulation.] [Senator Richard LUGAR - accuses government of wholesale fraud and abuse; explains.] [MARCOS - notes Filipino character doesn't allow conceding.]

(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) "This Week" announced.

Laurie, Jim;
Litke, Mark;
Sullivan, Kathleen

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