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Reagan / Philippines Trip #527163

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 03, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan reported postponing upcoming trip to Philippines; administration's concern over visit following recent assassination of Filipino opposition leader and White House's official explanation noted.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(DC) President said postponing trip to Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand, while keeping schedule for South Korea and Japan; deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' official explanation quoted on screen. [REAGAN - claims cong. session is reason for changed schedule.] Issue of security for Reagan, especially by Nancy Reagan, and political aspect of President's public display of support for ruler such as Ferdinand Marcos discussed; apparent disunity among administration members George Shultz, William Clark and Michael Deaver over advisability of Reagan visiting Philippines noted.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Studio) Philippine opposition leaders said pleased over Reagan's decision; Marcos noted remaining silent.
REPORTER: John Palmer

Palmer, John;
Wallace, Chris

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