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Special Segment (US Stake In Philippines) #536993

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 11, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Manila, Philippines) Historical, political and military relationship between United States and Philippines examined; battle of Corregidor during World War II recalled. United States colonialization of Philippines, General Doug. MacArthur's impact on island and independence reviewed. Disorganization of opposition cands. and mvts. in Philippines' current election thought illustrated by candidate Aurora Manotoc's failure to appear at rally; her reason noted. [MANOTOC - acknowledges being amateur surrounded by amateurs.] Criticism of United States role in Marcos' regime outlined. [Opposition leader Salvador LAUREL - thinks United States should withhold all aid to Philippines until democracy is present.] Growing communist-led insurgency and concern over increase strength of anti-Americanism considered. [Former foreign minister Carlos ROMULO - believes United States needs to stay out of Philippine pols.]
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Brokaw, Tom;
Utley, Garrick

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