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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - September 30, 1983, Tokyo, JapanFriday september 30, 1983 Pacific stars and stripes world 5 Only 250 at anti Marcos March Manila a Ferdinand e. Marcos shrugged off opposition efforts to oust him wednesday while students Catholic priests and political figures vowed to press the fight against the president during a funeral service for a worker killed in recent rioting. But a March after a special prayer service at the Church of St. Anthony Drew Only about 250 participants far less than other anti government rallies in recent Days. Meanwhile a wealthy banker whose companies were named by Marcos As possibly being behind anti government demonstrations announced his resignation As head of one of the Philippines largest corporations. The prayer service was held for Benjamin Tamayo 25, who was struck Down by a Bullet during an anti Marcos demonstration last week. His Mother said he was merely going out to shop for food and was not involved in the police demonstrator confrontation which left 10 others dead. All i can Tell you is that we will not Stop until Freedom of the Philippines is achieved. We will fight until death Butz Aquino brother of slain Marcos rival Benigno told the congregation. Aquino s murder aug. 21 sparked the current turmoil. He Marcos does t have to be killed. All he has to do is resign said Rene Espina a former senator who has joined the opposition. The Church was emblazoned with a Large Streamer oust the Marcos after the service the group singing nationalist songs marched four blocks to a funeral parlor where Tamayo s body was being kept. It was to be brought to the Church before burial thursday. Earlier wednesday Marcos went on nation wide television to stress that his government was continuing to operate normally despite efforts by radicals to create a revolutionary atmosphere. I repeat this government continues to operate normally. Don t fear that we Are in any Way panicked or paralysed because of this terrorism Marcos said. The Calm almost chatty tone of Marcos contrasted sharply to his recent attacks against critics in the Catholic Church the business elite and political groups. Marcos speech dealt with How he conducts the daily routine of government the development of the Countryside and the need to emerge from the country s economic problems. All the ministers Are working. Don t worry about that. I la see to it that they Are doing their jobs he said. Rest assured that the routine of government continues even while the radicals try to create a revolutionary atmosphere with Anar Chy terrorism murder hooliganism and gangster ism. You and i have passed through Many Battles together. We never panic. You know also wednesday the government s television station announced that there had been no change in the plans of president Reagan to visit the Philippines in november. Meanwhile a spokesman for banker Enrique Zobel that his decision to retire Early As president of the Board of Ayala corp. Had nothing to do with Marcos statements. Zobel is to continue As head of the Bank of the Philippines islands and Ayala International two other giant corporations. Marcos said monday he would use videotapes of protest rallies to track Down business executives he said were behind them. He said he would Check among others the Ayala foundation and the Bank of the philippine islands. It is admittedly bad timing said Zobel spokes woman Joan Orendain. But or. Zobel made these plans months in Advance and is following a Zobel 56, told a meeting of businessmen at a hotel his corporation owns that he is not against Marcos but blames people around the president for giving him bad information. I m afraid of nobody because my conscience is Clear Zobel said. He denied organizing the demonstrations. Druze artillery syrian guns violate lebanese cease fire Beirut Lebanon up druze moslem artillery shells along with syrian machine gun fire violate Lebanon s cease fire wednesday and a hand grenade wounded two French soldiers in the multinational peace keeping druze said their fire came in response to a lebanese army Advance and warned arms will be the arbitrator if National Unity talks fail. Rebel threat to Shell Beirut Airport won a government Concession to keep it . Middle East envoy Robert Mcfarlane toured souk Al garb 8 Miles from Beirut where the Armand rebels fought for 22 Days before a cease fire mediated by the unite states and saudi Arabia took effect. After failing to agree on a site forthe negotiations tuesday Lebanon s warring factions met to discuss ways of solidifying the truce. The meeting at a Neutral location just East of the Marine base ended with agreement to hold further talk Sand to establish a permanent joint Center to look into and Deal with cease fire violations a government official said. Soon after the gathering of lebanese army officers and representatives of three private militias a heavy clash broke out in the most serious violation yet of the militiamen in the Hills Over looking Beirut shelled army position around Khalide just South of the Airport. The army said it did not return fire but the palestinian news Agency Wafa carried a druze charge that the Battle was triggered when the lebanese army tried to Advance i violation of the cease fire agreement. In addition syrian machine gun fire hit near army positions in by Blos 20 Miles North of Beirut where the lebanese air Force built a makeshift Airstrip during the recent fighting state run Beirut radio said. Public works minister Pierr Khoury announced the scrapping of plans to reopen Beirut International Airport thursday Beirut radio facility also serves As the base for . Marine militiamen had claimed the opening would violate the cease fir agreement because the Airport has been put to military use by the government. The militiamen threatened to Shell the Airport if it was reopened. Another druze statement also warned the multinational peacekeepers to keep away from the lebanese army and not to get involved in the sectarian the heart of Beirut an unknown assailant threw a hand grenade into passing army truck of the multinational peacekeeping Force injuring two French soldiers slightly in the third such attack in two Leader Walid Jumblatt who is based in Damascus warned in an interview with the kuwaiti newspaper Al Abas that his forces would observe the cease fire but it will be difficult to reach an understanding with pro government leaders in a planned conference aimed at uniting the country. Only . Firepower had prevented his troops from toppling president Amin Gemayel and in Case the dialogue fails arms will be the Arbi Trator no More no the United nations syrian for eign minister Abdul Kalim Haddam Haddam Syria will fight colonialism accused the United states and its allies in the multinational Force of trying to restore colonialism in the Middle East. Speaking at the opening debate of the 38th United nations general Assembly Haddam said we Are confident our Arab nation will defeat the new invaders who Are coming Back with their ugly faces and formidable War International paper suggests guards bribed Belfast Northern Ireland up Lon Don s daily Telegraph said wednesday that guards at the High Security Maze prison May have been bribed to smuggle in guns that helped 38 Irish Republican army convicts pull off Britain s biggest Jailbreak. Prison officers in the Maze prison believe that some of their colleagues accepted $15,000 to smuggle in at least five handguns and a Shotgun the paper said. There was no comment from the prison. Food riots in Brazil Sao Paulo Brazil up looters ransacked ten Sao Paulo supermarkets in night Long food riots police said wednesday. The disturbances in South America s largest City followed a month Long wave of attacks on grocery stores in Rio de Janeiro that police attributed to the nation s deepen ing economic recession. Walesa denies plan to stash $1m Warsaw Poland up Solidarity Leader Lech Walesa with the Pope s help planned to stash in the Vatican Bank $1 million he got from westerners state run television said. The Gdansk electrician denied the charge. In a 30-minute documentary shown after the evening news the television ran a lengthy tape recording said to prove Walesa and his brother Stanislaw discussed the plan sept. 20, 1982. The poor Quality recording filled with four letter words suggested Walesa spoke of $1 million he got As prizes and gifts from Western supporters. You know All in All it is Over one million dollars. After All it is not a obscenity zloty or 100 zloty. Somebody must draw it and place it somewhere. It cannot be brought Back to this country Walesa was heard saying. I thought about it. This priest has an idea that they will open an account in that papal Bank. They give 15 per cent interest there. That Means that in 10 years the whole lot will double Walesa was purported to have said. The recording showed Stanislaw was reluctant to agree to the proposal and Walesa was heard pressing him if you go to the Pope i la say that he is to receive you and arrange it for the program showed film of Stanislaw Walesa signing an affidavit declaring the recording genuine. It was said to have been made at a Lamoso near the soviet Border where Walesa was then being held under House arrest. Since martial Law was lifted in july the broadcast marked the communist government s sharpest and most elaborate attack on Walesa a $270 a month electrician at the Lenin shipyard in Gdansk. Walesa founder of the outlawed Solidarity Trade Union said that he would not comment on the program except to say that his brother had signed an affidavit authenticating a different brother Stanislaw has made a statement that there was no such recording. I am not getting involved in polemics about it Walesa said

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