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Philippines / Anti-Marcos Uprising #308444

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 24, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Manila, Philippines: David Jackson) Corazon Aquino's supporters, guarding rebelling anti-Marcos troops barricaded in government building, said proclaiming her new president [Rebel leader General Fidel RAMOS - encourages army to defect to rebels.] Growing anti-Marcos demonstrations, include helicopter strafing of army planes at airport and rebels' seizure of Marcos-controlled TV station examined. [MARCOS - dismisses significance of uprising.] [LOYALIST - cites his willingness to die for president] Public's reaction to Marcos' order for curfew cited. Both Marcos and Aquino said assuming office today.

(Manila, Philippines: John Sheahan) Rebels' seizure of government television station and symbolic implications for Marcos examined; scenes shown. [ANNOUNCER - cites resumption of bdcsts. for the people.] [Anchorman David NYE - supports uprising.] Marcos mentioned calling for army to retake station [PROTESTERS - cite their willingness to die for democracy.] Demonstrators' noted successful in stopping pro-Marcos tanks approaching television station

(Studio: Dan Rather) Uprising recalled beginning this weekend with defections to Aquino forces of former defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile and General Fidel Ramos. [ENRILE - discusses organization of provisional government; denies forming junta; wants civilian government under Aquino as president, Salvador Laurel as Vice President; hopes Marcos realizes his diminishing options; denies intentions to harm Marcos or family.] Philippine dipls. in United States and overseas noted defecting to rebels; demonstration in San Francisco opposing possible United States asylum for Marcos discussed. Scenes shown. Upcoming item announced.

Jackson, David;
Rather, Dan;
Sheahan, John

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