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January 18, 1987

Philippine President Corazon Aquino flew to strife-torn Mindanao after a Muslim chief agreed to halt five days of fighting that killed up to 67 people. Haji Murad, the senior Moro Islamic Liberation Front official in the country, approved the temporary truce but said it was up to Hashim Salamat, the front's exiled chief, to decide how long the cease-fire will last. Aquino appealed for an end to the bloodshed over Muslim demands for self-rule. In Manila, the military was on alert amid reports that disaffected officers might be plotting a coup attempt.

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