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September 18, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Philippine President Corazon Aquino fired her two most trusted Cabinet aides Thursday in a personally painful move aimed at reducing widespread military unrest and resolving the nation's worst political crisis since she took office 18 months ago.
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September 18, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Philippine President Corazon Aquino fired her two most trusted Cabinet aides Thursday in a personally painful move aimed at reducing widespread military unrest and resolving the nation's worst political crisis since she took office 18 months ago.
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March 13, 1987
Philippines President Corazon Aquino announced that her controversial executive secretary and closest adviser, Joker Arroyo, will leave the government after an undetermined transition period. Arroyo, 59, was considered the second-most powerful person in the government after Aquino, but government sources say the military has demanded his ouster for months because of his left-wing views and alleged administrative incompetence. No replacement was named immediately.
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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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January 15, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Gunmen today shot and killed a local politician who had endorsed opposition candidate Corazon Aquino, police and opposition officials said. It was the first killing reportedly linked to the presidential election campaign. An opposition leader identified the victim as Jeremias de Jesus. Former Assemblyman Jose Yap, who now works with Aquino, said De Jesus was killed a day after he told the U.S. Embassy that armed men were intimidating opponents of President Ferdinand E.
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November 21, 1986 | Associated Press
The military chief of staff today asked that several Cabinet ministers be fired for incompetence, piling further pressure on a government faced with a growing polarization between the left and right. Gen. Fidel V. Ramos said after a 90-minute meeting with Aquino that the military urged changes in her 9-month-old Cabinet.
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September 8, 1987 | United Press International
President Corazon Aquino, in the wake of a bloody attempt to topple her government, today established a council of state and sent her top adviser to face a grilling in Congress. The new council of state, to convene Thursday, will perform an advisory role similar to that of the U.S. National Security Council. It will include top Cabinet and military officials, leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives, and private sector representatives. Asked if its members would include Sen.
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November 25, 2000 | From Associated Press
Lawyers for Philippine President Joseph Estrada asked the Senate on Friday to dismiss impeachment charges against him, saying they were technically flawed. Opposition lawmakers said Estrada was trying to delay his trial. In a motion filed with the Senate, the lawyers questioned the speed with which the House of Representatives forwarded the articles of impeachment to the Senate early last week.
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March 26, 1986 | From Reuters
Members of Parliament, both friends and foes of President Corazon Aquino, today denounced her abolition of the National Assembly as a step toward dictatorship and said they may convene in April as scheduled. The New Society Movement (KBL), the shattered party of deposed President Ferdinand E. Marcos, met with Aquino's parliamentary supporters in an effort to shape a united front.
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January 16, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
The Reagan Administration has tentatively decided to send a delegation of American observers to the Feb. 7 presidential election in the Philippines to underscore the Administration's interest in a free and fair election, U.S. officials and congressional sources said Wednesday. The White House wants to send a delegation of about 20 members jointly headed by Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Rep. Dante B. Fascell (D-Fla.
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July 9, 1986 | Associated Press
President Corazon Aquino said today that she will forgive Arturo Tolentino and soldiers who backed his brief attempt to assume the presidency if they pledge loyalty, but that she will tolerate no further rebellion. Her executive secretary, Joker Arroyo, said sedition charges might be filed if the offer is rejected. Tolentino's passport was revoked temporarily, along with those of 24 other supporters of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos, who fled the country Feb. 26.
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