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Philippines / Aquino Government #101787

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 05, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Manila, Philippines: Jim Laurie) Reaction of some senior army officers here to President Corazon Aquino's freeing of all political prisoners jailed by Ferdinand Marcos, include top communist leaders, examined; Bernabe Buscayno, known as "Cmndr. Dante," and Jose Maria Sison cited as exs. [AQUINO - congratulates prisoners on their release.] [SISON - describes torture under Marcos regime; believes Aquino's election will help cntry.] [Defense minister Juan Ponce ENRILE - considers prisoner release a test of insurgents' good faith.] Army's new approach to dealing with insurgents such as Salastino Tulo described.

Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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