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February 4, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Philippine Vice President Salvador Laurel said after a bedside visit with former President Ferdinand E. Marcos that he believes the exiled leader is near death and that he should be allowed to return to his homeland to die. "I am convinced from what I have seen and heard that the reports of his deteriorating condition and imminent death are accurate," Laurel said in a statement Thursday night.
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December 3, 1989 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Philippine Vice President and opposition leader Salvador H. Laurel declined Saturday night to condemn the armed insurrection in his country and said the rebels "have the right" to try to seize power. Laurel also said that the rebels will not surrender to President Corazon Aquino's forces, as she has demanded. He predicted that the fighting may turn to civil war if reported rebel reinforcements arrive from Cebu, Mindanao and other islands.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1987
Philippine Vice President Salvador Laurel, who quit his foreign minister's post last month in a dispute with President Corazon Aquino, sought to downplay those differences Friday at a Los Angeles news conference, saying he is not trying to undermine the Aquino government. "I worked hard . . . to bring this new government to power," he said, "like the man who worked very hard to build a house. And when someone tries to put that house on fire, I will defend that house."
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May 22, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
President Corazon Aquino's adversarial vice president, Salvador Laurel, on Sunday was elected head of the Philippines' main opposition party. In a national convention, the Nacionalista party also elected two former top aides of deposed President Ferdinand E. Marcos to the party's next two most powerful positions. Juan Ponce Enrile, a former defense minister, was chosen secretary general, while former Labor Minister Blas Ople was elected executive vice president. The platform of the party, which is holding its first convention since it became inactive during the martial-law years in the 1970s, proposed the gradual dismantling of key U.S. military bases in the Philippines when their lease expires in 1991.
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August 28, 1988 | Associated Press
Vice President Salvador Laurel announced a new Philippine opposition movement Saturday, claiming that President Corazon Aquino's "blundering and immoral administration" would lead the country to disaster. Laurel was joined by Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile and representatives of several opposition groups, including the New Society Movement of ousted President Ferdinand E. Marcos, in launching the Union for National Action.
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May 22, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
President Corazon Aquino's adversarial vice president, Salvador Laurel, on Sunday was elected head of the Philippines' main opposition party. In a national convention, the Nacionalista party also elected two former top aides of deposed President Ferdinand E. Marcos to the party's next two most powerful positions. Juan Ponce Enrile, a former defense minister, was chosen secretary general, while former Labor Minister Blas Ople was elected executive vice president. The platform of the party, which is holding its first convention since it became inactive during the martial-law years in the 1970s, proposed the gradual dismantling of key U.S. military bases in the Philippines when their lease expires in 1991.
NEWS
February 3, 1989 | From Associated Press
Philippine Vice President Salvador Laurel, without the blessing of President Corazon Aquino, met Thursday with ailing former President Ferdinand E. Marcos, who is pleading for a "final journey" to his homeland. As he went up to Marcos' room in the intensive care unit of St. Francis Medical Center, Laurel said: "I don't think he's going to take any plane rides. I just want to hear what he has to say." Aquino has said that Marcos, indicted on U.S.
NEWS
August 14, 1988 | Associated Press
Philippine Vice President Salvador Laurel on Saturday accused President Corazon Aquino's government of corruption and incompetence and urged her to resign and call new elections. In a letter to the president, Laurel said conditions in the Philippines have gone "from bad to worse" since Aquino was swept to power in the 1986 civilian-military revolt that ousted President Ferdinand E. Marcos. He said Aquino has failed to curb corruption or stem a 19-year Communist rebellion.
NEWS
October 8, 1986 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Philippine Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile charged Tuesday that President Corazon Aquino no longer has a mandate to run the nation, and he declared that hers is "a revolutionary government" that should stand for elections next year.
NEWS
December 3, 1989 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Philippine Vice President and opposition leader Salvador H. Laurel declined Saturday night to condemn the armed insurrection in his country and said the rebels "have the right" to try to seize power. Laurel also said that the rebels will not surrender to President Corazon Aquino's forces, as she has demanded. He predicted that the fighting may turn to civil war if reported rebel reinforcements arrive from Cebu, Mindanao and other islands.
NEWS
February 4, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Philippine Vice President Salvador Laurel said after a bedside visit with former President Ferdinand E. Marcos that he believes the exiled leader is near death and that he should be allowed to return to his homeland to die. "I am convinced from what I have seen and heard that the reports of his deteriorating condition and imminent death are accurate," Laurel said in a statement Thursday night.
NEWS
February 3, 1989 | From Associated Press
Philippine Vice President Salvador Laurel, without the blessing of President Corazon Aquino, met Thursday with ailing former President Ferdinand E. Marcos, who is pleading for a "final journey" to his homeland. As he went up to Marcos' room in the intensive care unit of St. Francis Medical Center, Laurel said: "I don't think he's going to take any plane rides. I just want to hear what he has to say." Aquino has said that Marcos, indicted on U.S.
NEWS
August 28, 1988 | Associated Press
Vice President Salvador Laurel announced a new Philippine opposition movement Saturday, claiming that President Corazon Aquino's "blundering and immoral administration" would lead the country to disaster. Laurel was joined by Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile and representatives of several opposition groups, including the New Society Movement of ousted President Ferdinand E. Marcos, in launching the Union for National Action.
NEWS
August 14, 1988 | Associated Press
Philippine Vice President Salvador Laurel on Saturday accused President Corazon Aquino's government of corruption and incompetence and urged her to resign and call new elections. In a letter to the president, Laurel said conditions in the Philippines have gone "from bad to worse" since Aquino was swept to power in the 1986 civilian-military revolt that ousted President Ferdinand E. Marcos. He said Aquino has failed to curb corruption or stem a 19-year Communist rebellion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1987
Philippine Vice President Salvador Laurel, who quit his foreign minister's post last month in a dispute with President Corazon Aquino, sought to downplay those differences Friday at a Los Angeles news conference, saying he is not trying to undermine the Aquino government. "I worked hard . . . to bring this new government to power," he said, "like the man who worked very hard to build a house. And when someone tries to put that house on fire, I will defend that house."
NEWS
October 8, 1986 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Philippine Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile charged Tuesday that President Corazon Aquino no longer has a mandate to run the nation, and he declared that hers is "a revolutionary government" that should stand for elections next year.
NEWS
March 8, 1986 | United Press International
The 10-day-old administration of President Corazon Aquino signed a cultural exchange accord with China on Friday, its first official agreement with a foreign government. The one-year agreement covering the exchange of scholars, artists and musicians was signed at the Foreign Ministry by Vice President and Foreign Minister Salvador Laurel and China's Culture Minister Zhu Muzhi.
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May 13, 1986 | United Press International
South Korean Foreign Minister Lee Won Kyung will visit the Philippines from May 19 to 21 as a special envoy of President Chun Doo Hwan, it was announced Monday. He is scheduled to meet with President Corazon Aquino, Vice President Salvador Laurel and other officials.
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