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Philippines / Marcos' Exile, Aquino Government #548550

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 26, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Honolulu, Hawaii: George Lewis) Arrival here of ousted Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos, wife Imelda and entourage featured; scenes shown. His rel. with Governor George Ariyoshi mentioned; security for him due to threats received while in Guam noted. [SUPPORTERS - praise Marcos.] Controversy over possibility he will live here discussed. [Mayor Frank FASI - opposes use of city funds to provide security for Marcos.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) United States role in taking Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier into exile recalled.

(DC: Anne Garrels) Reagan administration's decision to offer asylum to Marcos and not to Duvalier discussed. [State Department spokesperson Bernard KALB - won't elaborate on asylum offer.] Factors taken into consideration with Marcos' case, include personal friendship with President Reagan, outlined. [Representative Stephen SOLARZ - supports asylum offer.] President Corazon Aquino said not seeking Marcos' extradition but does want Philippine wealth he invested in United States returned. [SOLARZ - explains introduction legislature to help Aquino government repatriate lost resources.] ["Philippine News" editor Alex ESCLAMADO - doesn't believe it possible to trace Marcos' funds.] Marcos' annual salary and estimate assets outlined.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Manila, Philippines: Steve Mallory) Aquino's formation of government examined; scenes shown. Vice President Salvador Laurel mentioned, shown. [AQUINO - wants healing process to begin.] Econ. problems facing her listed. Sec. around defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile explained; seizure of currency en route to Marcos' brother-in-law abroad noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Gifts Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos gave President and Nancy Reagan and Vice President George Bush recalled, discussed.

Brokaw, Tom;
Garrels, Anne;
Lewis, George;
Mallory, Steve

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