TIME­LINE: Coups against Cory

Philippine Daily Inquirer - - NEWS -

JULY 1986. A group of 490 fully armed mil­i­tary men and some 5,000 Mar­cos loy­al­ists oc­cu­pies the Manila Ho­tel; Pres­i­dent Fer­di­nand Mar­cos’ vice pres­i­den­tial run­ning mate Ar­turo To­lentino takes his “oath of of­fice” as “act­ing Pres­i­dent.”

NOVEM­BER 1986. Mala­cañang thwarts a coup plot co­de­named “God Save the Queen.”

JAN. 27-29, 1987. A group of Mar­cos loy­al­ists oc­cu­pies the GMA net­work build­ing for three days.

MARCH 18, 1987. A time bomb in­tended for Pres­i­dent Cory Aquino at the Philip­pine Mil­i­tary Academy grad­u­a­tion pre­ma­turely det­o­nates.

APRIL 18, 1987. Fifty six mu­ti­neers oc­cupy the Philip­pine Army head­quar­ters on Black Satur­day, but later sur­ren­der re­al­iz­ing they are out­num­bered and out­gunned. The in­ci­dent leaves one dead and seven wounded.

JULY 1987. A plot to take over the Manila In­ter­na­tional Air­port is aborted.

AUG. 28, 1987. A coup at­tempt in­volv­ing some 2,160 mil­i­tary per­son­nel in at least eight ar­eas, in­clud­ing Camp Aguinaldo, lasts a day and a half, and leaves 53 dead and more than 200 wounded.

NOVEM­BER-DE­CEM­BER 1989. The blood­i­est coup at­tempt against Aquino spreads out in sev­eral prov­inces and cities and leaves 99 peo­ple dead, 570 wounded and an es­ti­mated P800 mil­lion to P1 bil­lion in dam­age.

OC­TO­BER 1990. Col. Alexan­der Noble mounts a coup in Min­danao, takes over Camp Evan­ge­lista in Ca­gayan de Oro City and Bangkasi Army Head­quar­ters in Bu­tuan City.

DEC. 21, 1990. An at­tempt to bomb the Basa Air Base in Florid­ablanca, Pam­panga, where the PAF jet fight­ers are sta­tioned, is foiled.

Sources: PDI Archives, Da­vide Com­mis­sion Re­port

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