The World : 20 Filipino Soldiers Killed
Philippine military officials said at least 20 soldiers were killed in a fresh outbreak of guerrilla warfare. In the heaviest combat, nine soldiers were killed and eight were wounded on Negros Island in two days of fighting that began when a patrol stumbled onto a training camp of the Communist New People’s Army about 350 miles southeast of Manila. Figures on rebel casualties were unavailable. Meanwhile, airports were put on alert across the nation to prevent deposed President Ferdinand E. Marcos from returning from exile in Hawaii for his mother’s funeral. President Corazon Aquino cited national security in refusing to let the deposed president return.