February 14, 1990 |
A military court convicted former Philippine Constabulary Lt. Col. Reynaldo Cabauatan of leading a 1987 coup attempt against President Corazon Aquino and sentenced him to 12 years at hard labor. Cabauatan was found guilty of mutiny on April 18, 1987, when rebel troops stormed the army headquarters in Ft. Bonifacio.
December 26, 1989 |
He was one of the richest men in Asia, a billionaire who ruled over vast industries and coconut plantations, championship horse farms and even his own private army. He was also a former provincial governor in the Philippines and a political confidant of the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos, sharing the same military plane as they fled a popular revolt that toppled the Marcos government in 1986. But for the last four years, Eduardo Murphy Cojuangco Jr.
August 23, 1990 |
The Philippines army brought an extra battalion into Manila to bolster government forces, as a series of bombings increased fears of a new coup attempt against President Corazon Aquino. Three bombs rocked Manila this week, and right-wing rebel soldiers have accused the Aquino government of being inefficient and corrupt. No one was injured in the explosions, which brought the number of blasts in Manila over the last 10 days to 11.
January 18, 1990 |
The Bush Administration dispatched Deputy National Security Adviser Robert M. Gates to Manila on Wednesday after U.S. officials privately concluded that President Corazon Aquino's position is so fragile that she may not be able to survive in office through this year. Officially, White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater told reporters at a White House briefing that Gates' mission is "to convey to President Aquino President Bush's continuing strong commitment to democracy in the Philippines."
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.
May 6, 1988
Philippine military officials said at least 20 soldiers were killed in a fresh outbreak of guerrilla warfare. In the heaviest combat, nine soldiers were killed and eight were wounded on Negros Island in two days of fighting that began when a patrol stumbled onto a training camp of the Communist New People's Army about 350 miles southeast of Manila. Figures on rebel casualties were unavailable. Meanwhile, airports were put on alert across the nation to prevent deposed President Ferdinand E.
December 19, 1989 |
Army rebels believed involved in a recent coup attempt called for a new military-backed government and far-reaching reforms, saying the country is "so sick that it needs major surgery." In a 24-point set of demands on President Corazon Aquino, rebel leader Gregorio (Gringo) Honasan called for an end to church intervention in politics, reform of the justice system and amnesty for political offenders.