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Philippines / Aquino Government #308512

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 28, 1986
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(Studio: Charles Kuralt) Report introduced.

(DC: Lesley Stahl) Value of items brought into United States by Ferdinand Marcos and his entourage at Hickman AFB, Hawaii, noted; details listed on screen. [President REAGAN - considers issue a legal problem for Philippines government] Documents brought to Hawaii by General Fabian Ver, Marcos aide, said pertaining to allegations that Marcos funneled United States aid money out of country through phony corporation Aquino government reported requesting return of everything. Probable legal course of events and serious miscalculations of White House and Marcos discussed.

(Manila, Philippines: Jerry Bowen) Aquino government's effort to retrieve funds siphoned from national treasury by Marcos examined. [Good Govt. Cmsn. spokesperson Jovito SALONGA - cites scope of clean-up.] Amt. allegedly contained in Imelda Marcos' bank account cited as example; international accts. indicated on map. [SALONGA - is disgusted.] [Govt. attorney Morton STAVIS - cites possibility Marcos and stolen funds will be given haven in United States.] Evidence of Marcos' lifestyle shown. [Former senate Raul MANGLAPUS - wants Marcos cut off from stolen money.] Marcos' salary as president mentioned.

(Studio: Charles Kuralt) Corazon Aquino reported ordering all political prisoners freed; apparent response of defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile noted.

Bowen, Jerry;
Kuralt, Charles;
Stahl, Lesley

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