ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 16, 1986
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Manila rally in support of President Corazon Aquino and denouncing defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile reported, shown. Her statement on communist insurgency quoted.
(DC: Bob Zelnick) Basis of Reagan administration's concerns about Aquino's abilities examined; details given, scenes shown. [Philippines expert Richard KESSLER - doesn't consider Aquino adept at government] Recent murder of labor leader Rolando Olalia and continued growth of insurgency discussed. [Assistant defense secretary Richard ARMITAGE - wants Aquino to implement comprehensive insurgency plan; cites administration's unqualified support for Aquino and her government]
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