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Philippines / Insurgency #549209

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 06, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Recent communist guerrilla ambush of police in Philippines recalled.

(No location given: Jon Alpert) Reporter's experience while accompanying guerrillas who ambushed police featured; scenes shown. [GUERRILLA - describes ambush plan.] [PEASANT - comments on family's hiding in anticipation of battle.] Ambush shown. [GUERRILLA - (thru translator) explains purpose of fighting.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Est. strength of communist guerrilla movement during Ferdinand Marcos' reign described. Jaime Cardinal Sin mentioned believing insurgency will lose power with new government "Today" announced.

Alpert, Jon;
Brokaw, Tom

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