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June 20, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Philippine Defense Secretary Rafael Ileto said Friday that the government of President Corazon Aquino is caught in a "vicious cycle" of poverty and war that cannot be broken without the help of private business. "The inescapable fact in our insurgency problem is (that) it is tied to our economy," Ileto said in a speech to a Manila-based association of foreign and Philippine entrepreneurs. "Business must break the cycle simultaneously with our peacekeeping effort.
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June 20, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Philippine Defense Secretary Rafael Ileto said Friday that the government of President Corazon Aquino is caught in a "vicious cycle" of poverty and war that cannot be broken without the help of private business. "The inescapable fact in our insurgency problem is (that) it is tied to our economy," Ileto said in a speech to a Manila-based association of foreign and Philippine entrepreneurs. "Business must break the cycle simultaneously with our peacekeeping effort.
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April 30, 1987
Suspected Communist assassins shot to death four people in the Philippines, and the nation's defense secretary urged the armed forces to take steps to "save the country." Lt. Col. Carlos Palomares, police chief of Valenzuela, and an aide were shot on a highway outside Manila by two men and a woman who blocked the road and opened fire, authorities said. Later, police Sgt. Herman Umali, detachment commander in the town of Malabon, and a companion were killed by gunmen.
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January 22, 1988 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
The Reagan Administration, renewing its support for Philippine President Corazon Aquino after the latest shake-up in the armed forces, said Thursday that the Manila government "has made important strides toward solving the daunting problems" it faces.
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January 21, 1988 | Reuters
Philippine President Corazon Aquino named her top general as defense chief today in a military shake-up sparked by the resignation of Defense Secretary Rafael Ileto, who criticized the government for failing to reform the military and effectively combat the communist insurgency. Aquino went on national television to announce the appointment of armed forces chief Gen. Fidel V.
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December 13, 1986 | Associated Press
The military accused Communist rebels Friday of violating a three-day-old truce. The national cease-fire monitoring committee met two hours Friday but failed to resolve gray areas in implementing the truce, including whether the rebels violated the accord by bringing armed men to a village rally Thursday. Defense Minister Rafael Ileto and the military chief of staff, Fidel V.
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December 2, 1986 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Philippine Defense Minister Rafael Ileto, acknowledging a continued rift within the military, called Monday on the armed forces to give the cease-fire with Communist rebels a chance. "If this breaks down," he said of the 60-day truce, scheduled to begin Dec. 10, "that is when we have so much fear and uncertainty in the air, and that affects the morale and behavior of our soldiers as well as our entire populace.
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January 27, 1987 | Associated Press
Government troops and supporters of Ferdinand E. Marcos clashed outside a walled television station where mutinous soldiers held out today after President Corazon Aquino announced she had crushed their revolt. The coup attempt was the most serious effort by disgruntled soldiers to grab power since Aquino became president last February. More than 160 rebel soldiers, about 50 pro-Marcos civilians and a few police held the complex housing Channel 7 and radio station DZBB.
NEWS
December 13, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
President Corazon Aquino announced Friday she has accepted the resignation of her leftist labor minister, completing a Philippine Cabinet revamping that followed an aborted coup and the sacking of Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile last month. Aquino's spokesman released her letter accepting the resignation of Labor Minister Augusto Sanchez. The letter said Sanchez will be allowed to remain until the end of the year when a replacement would be announced, Press Secretary Teodoro Benigno said.
NEWS
February 4, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Defense Minister Rafael Ileto said today that all members of the armed forces will be required to take an oath of allegiance to the new Philippine constitution or face discharge. And President Corazon Aquino, in a nationally televised address, appealed to the contentious armed forces to "be one with the Filipino people" after overwhelming ratification of the constitution that 40% of the military voted against.
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May 4, 1987 | United Press International
President Corazon Aquino, requesting more military aid from the United States, said today Washington should not expect Philippine troops to fight a communist insurgency "with our teeth and our hands." Her announcement coincided with a communist rebel ambush that killed 16 soldiers and wounded nine others in Aklan, 220 miles south of Manila, in the central Philippines.
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