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Philippines / Elec. #308570

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 05, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Manila, Philippines: Bill Redeker) Arrival here of United States observers to monitor elecs. noted; scenes shown. President Reagan said continuing aid to Philippines if elecs. are determined honest. [Senator Richard LUGAR - calls for incrd. economy and military aid if voting is without fraud.] Final stages of campaigns. of Ferdinand Marcos and Corazon Aquino examined; NBC News team noted among those attacked by army troops during Aquino supporters' motorcade. [Archbishop Cardinal Jaime SIN - fears Friday's election] [MARCOS - warns his challengers.]

(Tarlac, Philippines: Bob Faw) Probability Aquino will lose due to Philippines' history of election fraud and corruption discussed; scenes shown. [Former education minister Onofre CORPUZ - cites seriousness of election game.] Marcos' troops' intimidation of peasants described, shown. [Aquino supporter Ben EUGENIO - describes government's threats to Aquino supporters.] One incident cited as example [Domingo VIGILIA, Aquino SUPPORTER - describe attacks by Marcos stooges.] [Former provincial governor Jose MACAPINLAC - thinks fear makes the difference in elecs.] Marcos' courting of voters with jobs and holidays during campaigns. outlined. [Author Bienvenido SANTOS - notes dictators use such tactics to remain in power.] [Technology minister Carmen NAKPIL - defines free election in Philippines.] [MARCOS - claims election will be honest.] [Cory's Crusaders spokesperson Mel ALONZO - describes election monitoring.] [Attorney Pedro MALLARI - cites lack of sufficient manpower to observe voting.]

Faw, Bob;
Rather, Dan;
Redeker, Bill

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