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Philippines / Aquino Government #548914

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 02, 1986
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(Studio: Chris Wallace) Report introduced.

(Manila, Philippines: Steve Mallory) Mass celebrating President Corazon Aquino's overthrow of Ferdinand Marcos featured; scenes shown. [Jaime Cardinal SIN - praises return to democracy; leads crowd in pro-Aquino chant.] [AQUINO - will be uncompromising about corruption and abuse of power.] Her further remarks outlined. [PEOPLE - notes public's 1st opportunity to tour pres. palace.]

(Studio: Chris Wallace) Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger reported asking Congress to incr. military aid to Philippines.

(DC: Jim Miklaszewski) United States military's support role last week to both Marcos and Aquino rebels examined. [Courtesy "Meet the Press", Admiral William CROWE - confirms United States role as liaison between both camps.] United States military support said swinging to rebels when Marcos aide General Fabian Ver threatened attack. [Courtesy "Face the Nation", WEINBERGER - defs. United States actions.] [Representative Stephen SOLARZ - explains his upcoming trip to Manila.] United States attitude toward Philippines' current government outlined.

(Studio: Chris Wallace) Est. cost of moving United States military bases from Philippines should Aquino decline lease renewals mentioned.

Mallory, Steve;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Wallace, Chris

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