October 23, 1991 |
Despite repeated assurances that she would not run again, President Corazon Aquino is consulting with other political leaders about seeking a second term, her brother said Tuesday. Rep. Jose Cojuangco's comments came as Aquino met with 19 politicians from central and northern Luzon. Afterward, the governor of Abra province, Vicente Valera, told reporters that the politicians assured Aquino they would support her for reelection.
September 30, 1991 |
About 3,000 residents of Olongapo outside the Subic Bay Naval Base demonstrated against the Philippine senators who voted to close the U.S.-run installation. In Manila, President Corazon Aquino appealed to the Senate to give U.S. troops sufficient time to withdraw, saying that a sudden pullout would displace thousands of Filipinos working at Subic and worsen the sufferings of communities around the base. On Sept.
September 20, 1991 |
President Corazon Aquino backed away from a confrontation with the Senate over U.S. bases in the Philippines. Aquino, facing mounting opposition to her efforts to keep U.S. forces here in defiance of a Senate decision to evict them, said in a statement that she will abandon her plan for a referendum on retaining American forces if it fails to win public support.
May 8, 1991 |
President Corazon Aquino said Tuesday that Manila wants further talks with the United States on the future status of Clark Air Base and Subic Bay Naval Base, whose lease expires in September, even though leading Philippine legislators had urged her to abandon the deadlocked negotiations.
February 11, 1991 |
President Corazon Aquino testified in a libel trial today that her credibility as national leader was damaged by a newspaper column that said she hid under her bed during a 1987 coup attempt. The president, who has survived seven rebel uprisings in her five years in office, said she supports press freedom. But she said it carries a "very serious responsibility" for truth.
January 1, 1991 |
Eduardo (Danding) Cojuangco Jr. was the king of cronies. Under his friend and mentor, Ferdinand E. Marcos, Cojuangco amassed $1.5 billion in corporate assets through illegal monopolies and massive fraud, prosecutors say. And although it was never proved, President Corazon Aquino reportedly suspected her long-estranged cousin of a role in the 1983 assassination of her husband, Benigno S. Aquino Jr.