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Philippines / Marcos' Defeat #548535

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 25, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Ferdinand Marcos and family reported fleeing Philippines for Guam after government's collapse under pressure from supporters of Corazon Aquino; his apparent health problems mentioned.

(Manila, Philippines: Steve Mallory) Confrontation between supporters of Marcos and Aquino described, shown. Crowds' vandalism and looting of president palace in celebration of Marcos' defeat noted. Marcos' last public appearance cited. [AQUINO - takes oath of office; praises cntry.'s means of achieving freedom.] Tasks facing running mate Salvador Laurel, rebel leaders Juan Ponce Enrile and General Fidel Ramos as well as Aquino outlined.

(Manila, Philippines: Jim Bittermann) Public's reaction to Marcos' fall featured; scenes shown. [PEOPLE - praise revolution's outcome.] Role of upper &middle class in government's collapse discussed. [Wealthy PROTESTER (named) - explains unity of country in defeating Marcos.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Marcos said welcomed in US. [Prime Min. Salvador LAUREL - cites need for incrd. United States assistance; intends to grant general amnesty to communist insurgents; describes personal reaction to events.] Evidence of Marcos' kidney problems mentioned. Upcoming item announced.

Bittermann, Jim;
Brokaw, Tom;
Mallory, Steve

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