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Philippines / Aquino Government #549237

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 07, 1986
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(Studio: Roger Mudd) United States envoy Philip Habib's defense of President Corazon Aquino's release of communist political prisoners in Philippines outlined.

(Manila, Philippines: Jim Bittermann) United States role in Ferdinand Marcos' fall reviewed; scenes shown. Habib's mtgs. with defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile and General Fidel Ramos immediately prior to Marcos' departure cited as example [ENRILE - describes meeting with Habib.] Events leading to Marcos' ouster detailed; Marcos' extrication under director of United States General Teddy Allen described. [RAMOS - notes United States has yet to honor his request that valuables stolen by Marcos be returned.]

(Studio: Roger Mudd) Value of goods taken out of Philippines and into exile on Hawaii by Marcos discussed; Aquino government reported cancelling passports of Marcos' entourage.

Bittermann, Jim;
Mudd, Roger

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