The December First Coup Attempt: Persistent Questions and Tentative Responses

Randolf S. David


President Corazon Aquino’s term is not without its shares of problems. Years of stay in power has resulted in six coup attempts the latest and most threatening of which is the December 1, 1989 coup led by Colonel Tito Legaspi and Colonel Romylino Goho among others. This article analyzes the December First coup from the events that triggered the coup, why it failed, how has the coup affected the Aquino government and the prospect of President Aquino’s regime.


Corazon Aquino; December 1, 1989 Coup; Post martial law regime; 1989 political conditions; Colonel Tito Legaspi; Colonel Romylino Goho

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