- Title: UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE GEORGE SHULTZ VISITS PHILIPPINES.
- Date: 16th June 1987
- Summary: 1. GV Government building. 0.03 2. CU & SV Shultz wearing a Cory Aquino doll. 0.10 3. SV President Aquino arriving and shaking hands with Shultz. 0.21 4. GVs Shultz and Aquino toasting each other. (2 SHOTS) 0.32 5. SVs Shultz speaking after luncheon. (English SOT) (2 SHOTS) 0.44 6. SVs Shultz signing aid agreement as press take pictures. (3 SHOTS) 1.02 7. SVs Shultz speaking. (English SOT) (2 SHOTS) 1.21 8. GV & SVs Demonstration by Marcos supporters. (5 SHOTS) 1.41 TRANSCRIPT: SHULTZ: (SEQ 5) "I can assure you that President Reagan remains deeply committed to the success of Philippine democracy and the United States looks forward to working with the Philippines." SHULTZ: (SEQ 7) "I think in the case of the bases at Clarkfield and Subic Bay, that the presence of the US there is something that contributes to stability here and stability throughout the region." Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 1st July 1987 13:00
- Location: MANILA, PHILIPPINES
- Topics: General
- Reuters ID: LVA1FBBAR173HBFRO5V69M0CCS81
- Story Text: MANILA, PHILIPPINES
United States (US) Secretary of State George Shultz signed an agreement for 358 million dollars' worth of aid to the Philippines on June 16 during his three-day visit to the country. Shultz praised President Corazon Aquino's efforts to maintain democracy in the islands and said the Philippines had made remarkable democratic progress under her leadership. It was Shultz' third trip to the country since former President Ferdinand Marcos was deposed by Aquino sixteen months ago. He faced noisy demonstrations by Marcos supporters outside his hotel. They claim Marcos was abducted by the US military during the coup and exiled in Hawaii against his will. Shultz brought with him 163 million dollars in US aid, and said he regretted the figure was not higher. He told reporters that 'US interests could best be advanced by continuing to act as a reliable partner of our Philippine ally'. As well as meeting with President Aquino and other government officials, Shultz was due to meet Americans and local business leaders before leaving on June 17.
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