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Reagan / Philippines Trip #81280

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 02, 1983
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(Studio) Philippines ruler Ferdinand Marcos said implying President Reagan's scheduled visit there next month will be postponed; Marcos recalled assuring Reagan of security following recent assassination of opposition leader Benigno Aquino.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Manila, Philippines) Marcos' change in attitude towards Reagan visit examined. [Courtesy "This Week", MARCOS - considers postponement a setback, but a decision for Reagan and his security advisers; denies government role in Aquino assassination.] Govt.'s reliance on testimony of former Aquino aide and current government employee Rosendo Cawigan that Aquino was murdered by outlawed communist organization noted; assessment of Cawigan's credibility by Aquino's family quoted. Continued anti-Marcos demonstrations and seminar discussed; films shown. [Opposition leader Salvador LAUREL - notes current generation will face problems brought upon Philippines by Marcos.]
REPORTER: Bob Sirkin

Donaldson, Sam;
Sirkin, Bob

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