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Philippines / Political Unrest #308416

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 22, 1986
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Manila, Philippines: David Jackson) Rebellion by defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile and General Fidel Ramos, joined by some troops, against Ferdinand Marcos examined; scenes shown. [ENRILE - doesn't believe government has mandate of the people.] [MARCOS - claims rebels are part of aborted coup d'etat and plot to assassinate himself and wife Imelda.] Imelda Marcos' bodyguard said allegedly admitting his guilt. [MARCOS - calls for rebels' surrender.] [ENRILE - notes their commitment to the death; recognizes Corazon Aquino as his duly elected commander in chief.] History of both Enrile and Ramos with Marcos' government noted. United States envoy Philip Habib mentioned concluding fact- finding mission here immediately prior to uprising; Aquino said declining comment at this time. Catholic church's call for support of rebellion cited. [RAMOS - denies coup; claims rebellion is revolution of the people.] Marcos' threat to group outlined.

(DC: Jacqueline Adams) President Reagan's statement, issued after meeting with ntl. security advisers, outlined, quoted on screen regarding Philippines elec.'s vote fraud. [Senator Richard LUGAR - sees need for Marcos to face reality of his defeat.] [Representative Stephen SOLARZ - wants clearer statement from Reagan calling for Marcos to step down.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(New York City: Bill Redeker) Implications of today's dvts. for United States bases in Philippines, Clark Air Force Base and Subic Bay naval base, discussed; their strategic importance explained, illustrated on map. [Senator Phil GRAMM - elaborates importance of bases remaining in Philippines.] Econ. significance to region of United States military presence considered. [Former CIA director Stansfield TURNER - supports relocation of bases; explains.] General Douglas MacArthur mentioned, shown.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) State Department reported issuing travel advisory to Philippines; details given.

Adams, Jacqueline;
Jackson, David;
Redeker, Bill;
Schieffer, Bob

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