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Philippines / Coup Attempt #120406

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 05, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Manila, Philippines: Mark Litke) Situation in the Philippines in which rebel forces hold hotels in the financial district that are still occupied by foreign guests featured; scenes shown from fighting in Manila, Philippines, and from inside the rebel camp. [Rebel commander Colonel Rafael GALVEZ - says no one is being held.] [GUEST - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Casualties through six days of fighting in this coup attempt detailed. Report introduced.

(Manila, Philippines: Bill Redeker) Impact of rebellion on Philippines' economy and on the army reviewed. [On radio, WOMAN - asks husband to surrender.] [Makati municipal official Marino YUSAN - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Response of President Bush to developments in Philippines featured; details given of his communication with, and support of, President Corazon Aquino. [State Department spokesperson Richard BOUCHER - discusses safety of Americans in the area.]

Jennings, Peter;
Litke, Mark;
McWethy, John;
Redeker, Bill

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