Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the Philippine Military Rebellion


August 29, 1987


The President is gratified and relieved that President Aquino has resolved the crisis faced by her government over the past 2 days. The President was deeply distressed by the injury suffered by President Aquino's son and the deaths and injuries of the numerous victims -- both military and civilian -- of these unfortunate events.


The President wishes to express his whole-hearted support and that of his administration, the Congress, and the American people for President Aquino and the democratic principles she represents. The President is determined to continue working closely with President Aquino on behalf of her efforts to strengthen democracy in the Philippines.