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    QUEZON CITY, MANILA, PHILIPPINES

    In the Philippines, armed Forces Chief-of-Staff General Fabian VER told an inquiry on April 6 that military intelligence agents had known about plots to kill opposition leader, Benigno Aquino, seven months before the August assassination at Manila, Airport.

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    1. SV INTERIOR General Fabian Ver enters Agrava Board hearing and takes oath. 0.19
    2. CU PULL BACK TO SV & PAN Justice Corazon Agrava and other commission members listen as question asked of General Ver. 0.44
    3. GV Courtroom. 0.49
    4. CU General Ver addressing board members. 1.18
    5. GV courtroom -hearing in progress. 1.37
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    Background: QUEZON CITY, MANILA, PHILIPPINES

    In the Philippines, armed Forces Chief-of-Staff General Fabian VER told an inquiry on April 6 that military intelligence agents had known about plots to kill opposition leader, Benigno Aquino, seven months before the August assassination at Manila, Airport. General Ver said the plots were the work of "subversive groups" and not the government or military. He said the first reports had been hazy, and information was picked up from overhead conversation in restaurants. General Ver said reports from agents who had penetrated subversive organisations suggested the murder was being plotted by communists to implicate the government. General Ver had been called before the fact-finding board as a result of testimony from the step-daughter of the alleged assassin Rolando Galman. The step-daughter, Roberta Masibay, alleged that her mother had been picked-up on General Ver's orders on January 29 and had not been heard from since. Ver denied the allegation as an outrageous lie. Senator Benigno Aquino was shot on August 21 after returning from exile in the United States. The government of President Ferdinand Marcos says he was killed by Rolando Galman, an alleged communist agent, who was then shot dead at the airport by soldiers. Aquino's family says a soldier shot the opposition leader and accuses President Marcos of involvement. The fact-finding board, headed by Mrs. Corazon Agrava, is investigating the killing.

    Source: REUTERS - MANUEL SILVA

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEC6UA6YOU1J91CNKIM7NIPB6Z
    Media URN:
    VLVAEC6UA6YOU1J91CNKIM7NIPB6Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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