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increasingly agitated Ferdinand Marcos appears on television, pledging not to resign. He
denounces the actions of Enrile and Ramos. He further accuses the two of plotting to form
Marcos defiantly adds,
"I have the power in my hands to crush this rebellion."
Throughout the second night
of the rebellion, the number of civilians outside the rebel headquarters Camp Crame
Reports of loyalist troop
movements continue to pour in.
Sikorsky attack helicopter crews under the command of Col. Antonio Sostelo defect to the
rebel faction, Soldiers and civilian alike cheer to the arrival of the gunships on the
Camp Crame parade grounds.
Three more helicopter crews
follow the defectors into Crame while a tactical fighter wing from Sangley Point airbase
defects and lands at Clark Air Base. The base later serves as a refueling and operations
center for rebel aircraft.
Loyalist Marines attack the
human barricades using teargas and clubs near Camp Crame. They withdraw a short time
reports claim President Marcos and his family have fled the country and are in Guam. Ramos
and Enrile go on the air to announce their victory as celebrations begin outside the camp
Cory Aquino goes on the air
via Radio Bandido, asking people to be "magnanimous in their victory."
televised press conference at government operated Channel 4 by Marcos dispels the reports
that he had fled the country. He declares he will never leave. A state of emergency is
Marcos threatens to use small
arms fire to seize the rebel camps as Gen. Fabian Ver argues for permission to use heavy
Ver declares, "We are
ready to destroy them sir. "
Rebel troops under the
leadership of Col. Mariano Santiago attack and seize government-controlled television
station Channel 4, cutting off transmission of a live Marcos broadcast. Two loyalist
soldiers are killed in the encounter.
Channel 4 goes off the air in the middle of a Marcos broadcast. The former government
station begins broadcasting on the rebel side calling itself "Radio
10:50 Two of
the gunships that had earlier defected attack Malacaņang palace with three rockets.
Return fire from the loyalist camp fails to harm the attackers.
The rebels claim to have the
allegiance of the majority of the 200,000 member Armed Forces.
presidential helicopters are destroyed by rebel gunships at Villamor Air Base.
Tens of thousand people
converge outside Channel 4 to prevent the possibility of counterattack by loyalist forces.
Channel 4 resumes broadcasting under rebel control. Enrile soon declares the formation of
a provisional government led by Cory Aquino.
visits the barricades near the rebel camp with her family, claiming victory. She sings the
"Ave Maria" with the crowd.
privately-owned Channel 7 is seized by the forces still loyal to Marcos.
is asked in an official statement by the U.S. government to resign in order to avoid
Intensive White House
monitoring of developments and phone conversations between loyalist and rebel leaders
accompanies the announcement.
airs his resolve saying he will not resign and will fight "to the last drop of
A 6:00 am to 6:00 pm curfew
is set but is altogether ignored.
Crowds continue to gather at
the barricades in place at various parts of the city. Aquino makes plans to formalize her
government on Tuesday morning.