May 20, 1990 |
All of Manila's 28 dailies bannered the news that the Philippines had served notice on the United States that the 43-year-old Military Bases Agreement would be terminated on Sept. 16, 1991. The move surprised most Filipinos, as it did the U.S. panel headed by special negotiator Richard L. Armitage. Even by the usual Philippine interpretation of the bases agreement, the notice of termination was not due until September this year.
August 28, 1991 |
The Philippines and the United States face an uphill fight to win approval of a military bases agreement that would allow continued American use of Subic Bay Naval Base for another decade. President Corazon Aquino's government appears unable to muster the required 16 votes in the 23-member Philippine Senate to get the bases treaty--signed Tuesday by Philippine Foreign Secretary Raul Manglapus and U.S. Ambassador Frank Wisner at Malacanang Palace--ratified by Sept.
January 22, 1988 |
The Reagan Administration, renewing its support for Philippine President Corazon Aquino after the latest shake-up in the armed forces, said Thursday that the Manila government "has made important strides toward solving the daunting problems" it faces.
February 29, 1988 |
President Corazon Aquino said today she sent two relatives to meet Ferdinand Marcos in Hawaii, and her ousted predecessor said he wants to negotiate his return. Aquino said she is not ready to let Marcos come back, but a senator hinted that Marcos may be allowed to come home if he swears allegiance to the government and meets other terms. Presidential spokesman Teodoro Benigno told reporters that Aquino recently sent her uncle, Rep. Francisco Sumulong, and cousin, Rep.
June 26, 1988 |
President Corazon Aquino has agreed to allow ousted ruler Ferdinand E. Marcos to return to the Philippines so that the government can try him on charges of stealing billions of dollars during his 20 years in power, a spokesman for her confirmed Saturday. It was the strongest indication yet that the Aquino government is willing to risk the security threat posed by Marcos' return to put him on trial.
October 31, 1986
Between 8,000 and 10,000 Filipinos marched through Manila's Makati financial district in support of President Corazon Aquino's peace initiatives with Communist rebels. Yellow confetti poured from windows of office buildings festooned with ribbons and banners. Some marchers carried signs that read, "Give Peace a Chance." Another sign read "Rambo, Go to Hawaii," a suggestion that Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile, who has criticized Aquino, join ex-President Ferdinand E. Marcos in exile.