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Philippines / Coup Attempt #111080

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 28, 1987
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(Studio: Richard Threlkeld) Report introduced.

(Manila, Philippines: Mark Litke) Status of attempted military coup led by Colonel Gregorio Honasan, former aide to Juan Ponce Enrile, against President Corazon Aquino examined; details given, scenes shown. [Coup SPOKESPERSON - expects to take control of country by day's end.] [AQUINO - announces her orders to crush rebellion without compromise.] Her son Benigno Aquino mentioned wounded. [General Fidel RAMOS - announces coup's end in Manila.]

(Studio: Richard Threlkeld, Mark Litke) Current atmosphere in Manila and implications for Aquino discussed.

(Studio: Richard Threlkeld) Previous coup attempts by both supporters of Ferdinand Marcos and troops loyal to Enrile against Aquino reviewed; details given, scenes shown. President Reagan's reaction quoted.

(DC: John McWethy) State Department's concern in light of Aquino's economy and pol. problems noted.; details given, scenes shown. [Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY - reaffirms United States support for Aquino and her government] [Senator Richard LUGAR, Allen WEINSTEIN - comment.] Marcos said denying involvement.

(Studio: Richard Threlkeld) United States military personnel in Philippines said restricted to their bases.

Litke, Mark;
McWethy, John;
Threlkeld, Richard

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