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Philippines / Anti-Marcos Uprising #548524

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 24, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Growing rebellion against Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos detailed; Corazon Aquino's commitment to taking office soon and President Reagan's call for peaceful transition of power cited. United States envoy Philip Habib said en route to Philippines.

(Manila, Philippines: Jim Bittermann) Status of rebellion against Marcos, include seizure of government television station and helicopter attack on army base examined; scenes shown. [MARCOS - considers rebellion boring; refers to "litany of lies."] Army's confusion due to divided loyalties said illustrated by Major Eduardo Martinez's situation; details given. Other indications of growing rebellion examined. Marcos and Aquino noted scheduled for their respective inaugurations today. Ferdinand Marcos detailed; Corazon Aquino's commitment to taking office soon and President Reagan's call for peaceful transition of power cited. United States envoy Philip Habib said en route to Philippines.

(Manila, Philippines: Jim Bittermann) Status of rebellion against Marcos, include seizure of government television station and helicopter attack on army base examined; scenes shown. [MARCOS - considers rebellion boring; refers to "litany of lies."] Army's confusion due to divided loyalties said illustrated by Major Eduardo Martinez's situation; details given. Other indications of growing rebellion examined. Marcos and Aquino noted scheduled for their respective inaugurations today.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) [Rebel leader Juan Ponce ENRILE - discusses Marcos' need to consider his alternatives, rebellion's support for Aquino and running mate Salvador Laurel.] Upcoming item announced.

Reporter(s):
Bittermann, Jim;
Brokaw, Tom
Duration:
00:05:20

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