TIMELINE: Coups against Cory
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