NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 18, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Indications that economy boycott against Ferdinand Marcos' government is taking hold said illustrated by drop in Filipino peso; details given. Marcos political ally mentioned chgd. with several 1984 murders. Manila demonstration protesting election fraud and United States support for Marcos regime noted; scenes shown. United States envoy Philip Habib's continued efforts to ease tensions in region cited. Senator Richard Lugar and Representative Stephen Solarz said agreeing to begin hearings on halt to all United States aid to Marcos government [Corazon AQUINO - outlines her request of United States regarding economy and military aid to Marcos; rejects compromise coalition government without her as president] Aquino said delivering her conditions to United States for taking power in Philippines.