“The tragedy of a coup d’etat is that it is planned and executed by military officers who have pledged loyalty to the Constitution, the duly constituted government, and the Commander-in-Chief.” - The Aquino Management of the Presidency: In Times of Crisis by the Presidential Management Staff, Office of the President
Camp Aguinaldo, headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, ablaze on August 26 1987. After failing to seize Malacañan Palace (in an attack that injured President Benigno S. Aquino III), the rebels withdrew to Camp Aguinaldo, leaving in their wake 11 dead and 54 unarmed civilians injured. The rebels set fire to Camp Aguinaldo, and among those trapped inside were Generals Eduardo Ermita and Ramon Montaño.
The following day, the rebels surrendered; however, Col. Honasan escaped aboard a helicopter.