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Philippines / Coup Attempt / Rowe Memo #325386

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 06, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Manila, Philippines: John Sheahan) President Corazon Aquino reported declaring state of emergency in Philippines; coup attempt noted ending; scenes shown. [AMERICANS - describe being trapped in hotel.] Restrictions upon news media noted. [General Arturo ENRILE - comments.] [Rebel leader Colonel Rafael GALVEZ - says Aquino doesn't have to resign.]

(Studio: Dan Rather; Manila, Philippines: John Sheahan) Rebels noted agreeing to return to their barracks.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Colonel James Rowe, American who was murdered in Philippines by Communist insurgents, reported writing prior to his death about problems and abuses within Aquino government Rowe's memo to friend quoted on screen. [Philippines military analyst Scott THOMPSON, former ambassador to Philippines Stephen BOSWORTH - comment on military problems in Philippines.] Incompetence of Philippines military discussed.

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Sheahan, John

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