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Philippines / Aquino Government #548581

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 28, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Corazon Aquino reported ordering release of all political prisoners jailed under Ferdinand Marcos; criticism by some of include communists in prisoner release noted.

(Manila, Philippines: Garrick Utley) Econ. and political problems facing Aquino discussed; attys.' call for resignation of supreme court justices due to their loyalty to Marcos noted. [Attorney Ray LESACA - explains legal case being built against justices.] Complexity of problem said illustrated by sugar plantation family; details given. [Owner Jose Ramon YULE - questions Aquino's ability to sustain her popularity.] Defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile's role under Marcos and current status in government considered; his meeting with United States envoy Philip Habib mentioned. Middle class aspect of revolution discussed.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Value of goods brought into United States by Marcos described.

Brokaw, Tom;
Utley, Garrick

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