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August 25, 1987
Two men have been charged in the murder of a Philippine Cabinet member, police reported. Charges were filed with a Manila court after one man allegedly admitted taking part in the Aug. 2 murder of Local Governments Secretary Jaime Ferrer, the first assassination of a Cabinet member in Philippine history. Nievez Constancio, who was arrested Saturday, confessed and then implicated Ruel Villahermosa, police said.
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August 25, 1987
Two men have been charged in the murder of a Philippine Cabinet member, police reported. Charges were filed with a Manila court after one man allegedly admitted taking part in the Aug. 2 murder of Local Governments Secretary Jaime Ferrer, the first assassination of a Cabinet member in Philippine history. Nievez Constancio, who was arrested Saturday, confessed and then implicated Ruel Villahermosa, police said.
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August 5, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Police Tuesday arrested two men, including a one-time Muslim separatist leader close to ousted ruler Ferdinand E. Marcos, in the killings of a key member of President Corazon Aquino's Cabinet and his driver. Police said that Amelil Malaquiok, 45, may have been behind Sunday's assassination of Local Governments Secretary Jaime Ferrer, 70, and his driver in the Manila suburb of Paranaque. The other suspect was identified as Gerry Justo, 21.
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August 8, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Philippine President Corazon Aquino pledged Friday that she will not impose martial law or a national state of emergency despite the country's deteriorating state of law and order. Instead, she called for "fearlessness" in the face of continuing death threats against high-ranking members of her government.
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August 8, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Philippine President Corazon Aquino pledged Friday that she will not impose martial law or a national state of emergency despite the country's deteriorating state of law and order. Instead, she called for "fearlessness" in the face of continuing death threats against high-ranking members of her government.
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August 4, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Key Philippine legislators on Monday demanded a total revamping of the nation's military and law-enforcement agencies after the weekend assassination of Cabinet minister Jaime Ferrer, the latest in a series of unsolved killings of prominent Filipinos that includes the 1983 assassination of President Corazon Aquino's husband.
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April 3, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
At high noon Thursday, the 13 devotees of the Sagrado Corazon Senor religious cult fell to their knees in the detention area of a military camp here and prayed for strength to resume their holy war against communism. For 15 minutes, they mumbled sacred incantations, fingered amulets that they believe make their bodies bulletproof and invoked the power of their master, a bearded Filipino religious zealot who claims to be a reincarnation of Jesus.
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September 20, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Gunmen ambushed the Philippines' best-known leftist leader Saturday night, killing him less than an hour after he had publicly called for huge street protests Monday against growing military influence in President Corazon Aquino's 18-month-old government.
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August 6, 1987
A former Muslim guerrilla leader denied any involvement in the assassination of Philippine Cabinet member Jaime Ferrer, and police said they have no evidence linking him to the crime. Amelil Malaquiok, 45, a former leader of the Moro National Liberation Front, said he voluntarily went for questioning by police in the Manila suburb of Paranaque and was released without charges being filed against him.
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August 4, 1987 | United Press International
Police today arrested two men, including a one-time Muslim separatist leader close to ousted ruler Ferdinand E. Marcos, in the killings of a key member of President Corazon Aquino's Cabinet and his driver. Police said Amelil Malaquiok, alias Cmdr. Rony, was believed to be the brains behind the assassination of Local Governments Secretary Jaime Ferrer, 70, and his driver in the Manila suburb of Paranaque on Sunday. The other suspect was identified as Gerry Justo, 21.
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August 5, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Police Tuesday arrested two men, including a one-time Muslim separatist leader close to ousted ruler Ferdinand E. Marcos, in the killings of a key member of President Corazon Aquino's Cabinet and his driver. Police said that Amelil Malaquiok, 45, may have been behind Sunday's assassination of Local Governments Secretary Jaime Ferrer, 70, and his driver in the Manila suburb of Paranaque. The other suspect was identified as Gerry Justo, 21.
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August 4, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Key Philippine legislators on Monday demanded a total revamping of the nation's military and law-enforcement agencies after the weekend assassination of Cabinet minister Jaime Ferrer, the latest in a series of unsolved killings of prominent Filipinos that includes the 1983 assassination of President Corazon Aquino's husband.
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December 3, 1986 | From Reuters
President Corazon Aquino today removed a minister who had been criticized by the Philippine military as a leftist but kept him in her Cabinet as her national affairs adviser. As local government minister, Aquilino Pimentel had the power to appoint or remove any local or provincial official, and the military objected to many of his decisions. Pimentel told reporters his ouster had resulted from pressure by officers linked to ex-Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile and "possibly" Chief of Staff Gen.
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August 9, 1987 | Associated Press
Jaime Ferrer, the first Philippine Cabinet member ever assassinated, was buried Saturday and the nation's Roman Catholic leader, Cardinal Jaime Sin, demanded at the funeral that there be a speedy solution to the killing. President Corazon Aquino was among the mourners. The murder of Ferrer, the local governments secretary and a fervent anti-Communist, was among a string of unsolved bombings, kidnapings and killings in this increasingly violent land.
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