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Philippines / Civil Unrest #86624

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 30, 1983
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(Studio) Continue civil unrest in Philippines despite dictator Ferdinand Marcos' warning against anti-government demonstrations noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Manila, Philippines) Latest anti-government protests by supporters of late opposition leader Benigno Aquino examined; films shown. Marcos' threat to business leaders involved in opposition recalled. Govt. noted closing anti-government newspapers. Marcos said relying on claims of former Aquino supporter and current government employee Rosendo Cawigan that communist terrorist org., New Peoples Army, under director of Colonel Vilag, ordered Aquino's assassination. [CAWIGAN - claims Burt Ramos, alias Rolly Galman, was hitman; remarks transcribed on screen.] Galman recalled killed by government troops following Aquino's assassination. Aquino's widow and supporters noted claiming Cawigan is Marcos puppet; current status of government investigation, include resignation tonight of chairperson, Manila's supreme court justice, in response to allegations that he and commission are being controlled by Marcos mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob Sirkin

Jennings, Peter;
Sirkin, Bob

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