October 18, 1987
Philippine officials reported that they foiled another coup plot after mutineers stole an armored personnel carrier from army headquarters in Manila. Officials immediately deployed troops and tanks around the presidential palace, but no attacks occurred, and the stolen vehicle was found abandoned on a university campus about a mile from President Corazon Aquino's residence.
August 27, 1988 |
Four Navy officers were chosen Friday to sit as a panel of jurors for the court-martial of a lieutenant accused of negligence in the panic-drowning of a recruit at a Navy rescue swimming school. Lawyers for Lt. Thomas A. Torchia, 32, of Princeton, Ill., submitted their case to the court-martial when a judge threw out a defense motion to dismiss the charge. The court-martial began with two days of pretrial motions before potential jurors were questioned Friday.