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Philippines / Marcos / Aquino #578704

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 03, 1991
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Reports introduced.

(Travelling with Imelda Marcos: Margaret Larson) Exiled former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos' return to the Philippines, where she faces corruption charges, featured; scenes shown. Marcos' and her husband Ferdinand Marcos' rule, their fall from power, his death in exile and her acquittal on corruption charges in New York recalled; scenes shown. [Imelda MARCOS - comments on being cleared of corruption charges, says she has no political ambitions, expresses hope that she can live in her country.] Imelda Marcos shown paying respects to her husband whose remains are in a refrigerated vault.

(Manila: Brad Willis) Philippines President Corazon Aquino's rise to power recalled; her troubles with her administration and the economy detailed; scenes shown. [Political columnist Teodoro BENIGNO - comments.] Scenes of extreme poverty in the Philippines compared with scenes of presidential dwelling. [Poor Filipino Norma MUDARANG - says she wants Marcos to be president.] Aquino's desire to put Marcos behind bars and recover money she allegedly stole from the nation reported. Public adulation of the Marcos family noted.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Philippine government reported saying that Marcos can have her over 1,000 pairs of shoes back.

Larson, Margaret;
Utley, Garrick;
Willis, Brad

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