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Philippines / Elec. #548656

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 06, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) United States strategic and economy ints. in Philippines noted; proximity of Subic Bay naval yard and Clark Air Force Base to Vietnam cited as exs. [President REAGAN - hopes US-Philippines relations will continue despite election outcome.] History of United States colonization of Philippines and current status of relationship reviewed; scenes shown. [Author Mary Theresa DIOKNO - feels current relationship promotes corruption and perversity; explains; thinks United States endorsement of long-standing dictatorship is promoting anti-US sentiment.] Dilemma faced by United States in relationship with Philippines considered. [Former foreign secretary Emmanuel PELAEZ - cites Philippines' reliance on United States nurturing of democrat values to develop.] Democrat ideals United States has passed on to Philippines and being strained by Marcos' corruption and communist guerrilla movement, New People's Army (NPA), discussed. [PELAEZ - sees country as searching for national identity rather than actually rejecting US.] Possible future of United States military bases here considered.

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom
Duration:
00:05:10

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