Information on the situation of the New Society Movement (KBL, Kilusang Bagong Lipunan) from 1986 to present and on the treatment of its members and others who were loyal to former President Marcos [PHL26695.E]

Attached please find information on the New Society Movement (KBL, Kilusang Bagong Lipunan) as well as media reports on the activities of Marcos loyalists.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Agence France Presse. 30 December 1991. "Imelda Asked to Run Under Old Marcos Party." (NEXIS)

Asiaweek [Hong Kong]. 1 November 1996. "The Asian Language: Ki," p. 62.

The Associated Press. 4 February 1992. AM Cycle. Robert H. Reid. "Imelda's Campaign: Glitz and Glitter, But All for Show?" (NEXIS)

Business World [Manila, in English]. 10 May 1994. Sandra Aguinaldo. "Government Signs Agreements With Marcos Loyalists." (FBIS-EAS-94-093 13 May 1994, pp. 60-62)

GMA-7 Radio-Television Arts Network [Quezon City, in Tagalog]. 1 April 1996. "Phillipines; Police Chief Denies Plot Against MNLF Chief." (FBIS-EAS-96-064 1 Apr. 1996) [Internet] [Accessed 21 Apr. 1997]

Japan Economic Newswire. 7 March 1990. "Asian News; Conservative Opposition Groups Forging New Alliance." (NEXIS)

PNA [Manila]. 1 April 1996. "Philippines: Article on Plot to Assassinate MNLF Chairman." (FBIS-LAT-96-064 1 Apr. 1996) [Internet] [Accessed 21 Apr. 1997]

Political Handbook of the World: 1995-1996. 1996. Edited by Arthur S. Banks et al. Binghampton, NY: CSA Publications, p. 754.

Radio Filipinas [Quezon City, in English]. 1 April 1996. "Philippines: Police Uncover Plot to Assassinate MNLF Chairman." (FBIS-LAT-96-064 1 Apr. 1996) [Internet] [Accessed 21 Apr. 1997]

Radyo ng Bayan [Quezon City, in Tagalog]. 12 November 1991. "Imelda Marcos to Lead New Society Movement." (FBIS-LAT-91-218 12 Nov. 1991, pp. 42-43)

The Toronto Star. 13 April 1992. Unavailable Edition. Peter Goodspeed. "The Bloom is Fading on the Rose of Taclaban." (NEXIS)

United Press International (UPI). 7 August 1995. BC Cycle. "Marcos Loyalists Charge Manila's Speaker." (NEXIS)

_____. 6 January 1995. BC Cycle. "Marcos Jr. Seeks Second Term in Congress." (NEXIS)

World Encyclopedia of Political Systems and Parties. 1987. Second Edition. Vol. 2. Edited by George E. Delury. New York: Facts on File, p. 890.