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Philippines / Coup Attempt #111059

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 27, 1987
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(Studio: Richard Threlkeld) Latest attempted coup against President Corazon Aquino reported; details given, scenes shown. [Witness Farni D'CAMPO - describes attack.] [In Manila, voice of Aquino aide Joker ARROYO - describes current situation, Aquino's status.] [In Manila, voice of ABC News reporter Kathleen BARNES - describes continued fighting, report of Australian journalist's death; alleged role of former aide to senate Juan Ponce Enrile.]

(No location given: Mark Litke) Aquino's continued economy and political problems examined; details given, scenes shown. Previous unsuccessful coups, put down by General Fidel Ramos, and status of continued guerrilla war reviewed.

(Studio: Richard Threlkeld) Ousted Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos said denying involvement in today's coup.

(DC: John McWethy) Marcos' diplomacy problem for State Department since arriving in Hawaii for exile noted; Department recalled warning him on July 8 to halt his efforts to overthrow Aquino. Reagan administration's support of Aquino government outlined on screen; Secretary of State George Shultz's encouragement of US private investment in Philippines quoted. Issue of United States military bases in Philippines reviewed; concern over impact on Philippines economy of contd. coup attempts noted.

(Studio: Richard Threlkeld, John McWethy) Expected United States role in Aquino's effort to get control noted. Item recapped at end of broadcast

Litke, Mark;
McWethy, John;
Threlkeld, Richard

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