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Philippines / Aquino Government #308641

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Mar 01, 1986
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) President Corazon Aquino reported ordering top military officials under Ferdinand Marcos to resign; limitations placed on her release of political prisoners mentioned.

(Manila, Philippines: Richard Wagner) Contd. prisoner release with exception of communist rebel leaders examined; scenes shown. [Freed PRISONER - sees no more reason to rebel with Aquino in office] Aquino's effort to reorg. government discussed. [Govt. reorganization director Luis VILLAFUERTE - cites time limit he's placed on himself, need for United States support now.] Reagan admin. said indicating financial aid is en route.

(Manila, Philippines: John Sheahan) (Temporary technical difficulties) Marcos lifestyle as evidenced by palace living qtrs. examined. [Voice of cameraman Robert CARON - narrates footage.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Possible trend toward democrat as evidenced by Marcos' fall and ouster of Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier discussed; scenes shown. [Assistant secretary state Elliott ABRAMS, Georgetown School of For. Service spokesperson Allan GOODMAN - discuss apparent pattern of change.] Similar trend in S. Hemisphere during President Jimmy Carter's administration recalled. [CARTER - believes most of world seeks human rights.] Fall of South American military govts. in past decade indicated on map. [GOODMAN -thinks media's presence makes repression difficult; cites Marcos and General Fabian Ver's limited responses to Philippines revolution as example] [ABRAMS - notes public's response to fraudulent elecs.] Marcos recalled declaring martial law in 1972.

Schieffer, Bob;
Sheahan, John;
Wagner, Richard

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