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Philippines / Coup Attempt #119949

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 01, 1989
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(Malta: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Manila, Philippines: Kathleen Barnes) Rebel insurrection against government of President Corazon Aquino in the Philippines featured; details given of presence of American planes; scenes shown from air and land battles. [AQUINO - says two Pacific democracies stand shoulder-to-shoulder.]

(Malta: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) Details of American intervention reviewed; Vice President Dan Quayle noted meeting with Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, CIA director William Webster to recommend to President Bush, who was on his way to Malta, that United States planes be used to aid Aquino's government

(Malta: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Malta: Brit Hume) Response from Bush on Malta to events in Philippines featured; scenes shown of Bush meeting with Maltese prime minister and aboard USS Forrestal. [BUSH - comments.] [Aboard ship, BUSH - talks to sailors.]

(Malta: Peter Jennings) Recent statement from Aquino in "Financial Times" that danger of coup d'etats is past quoted.

Barnes, Kathleen;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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