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US-Philippines Rel. / Elec., California Murder #548424

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 19, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Senator's condemnation of Ferdinand Marcos' fraudulent elec. described; Secretary of State George Shultz's remark suggesting administration's consideration of alternatives to keeping United States military bases in Philippines reported

(DC: Andrea Mitchell) [SHULTZ - cites need for caution at present.] Efforts of United States envoy Philip Habib to convince Marcos of need to share power and begin reforms discussed; possibility recent resignation of General Fabian Ver was hoax explained. [Senators Edward KENNEDY, Bill BRADLEY - wants President Reagan to publicly condemn Marcos in light of Corazon Aquino's legal right to election as pres.] [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - questions credibility of election results.] [Former assistant secretary state Richard HOLBROOKE - wants imminent departure of Marcos.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Marcos said implying revival of martial law if Aquino's civil disobedience campaign conts. Murder in California of anti-Marcos newspaper editor Oscar Salvatierra reported

(Los Angeles, California: Noah Nelson) Salvatierra's murder examined; scenes shown. [Last Saturday, SALVATIERRA - fears widespread violence due to fraudulent elec.] Salvatierra's role as editor of "Philippine News", newspaper for Philippine-American community in US, and his warning yesterday of death noted. ["Philippine News "publisher Alex ESCLAMADO - pleads with President Reagan to realize Marcos is terrorist, both in Philippines and US.] [Senator Alan CRANSTON - resents export of Marcos' crimes to US.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Nelson, Noah

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