CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 23, 1986
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Contd. military rebellion in Philippines and Ferdinand Marcos' refusal to step down discussed.
(Manila, Philippines: Larry Doyle) (Audio report) Apparent status of rebellion, led by defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile and General Fidel Ramos, described; Catholic Radio's conflicting accounts of events noted.
(Studio: Susan Spencer, Larry Doyle) Rumor that Marcos has left country said unfounded; his Tuesday inauguration plans mentioned proceeding.
(Manila, Philippines: David Jackson) Anti-government demonstration in support for Enrile and Ramos and Marcos' reaction examined; scenes shown. [MARCOS - warns opponents of his crackdown with tanks.] Corazon Aquino's call for public support for dissidents and visit to them by her running mate Salvador Laurel noted. [MARCOS - claims Enrile and Ramos want to run the cntry.] Current status of standoff described.
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.
(DC: Jacqueline Adams) White House reaction to Philippine crisis examined; scenes shown. President Reagan said promising immediate halt to all United States military aid if United States embassy report of military attacks against rebels is confirmed. [Press spokesperson Larry SPEAKES - explains United States position.] [Courtesy "Face the Nation", Senator Richard LUGAR - calls for Marcos to step down.] Philippine dipls. in United States said joining those calling for Marcos' resignation. [Leovigilido ANOLIN - explains diplomacy community's stance.] Reagan said willing to offer Marcos political asylum.
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