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April 28, 1991 | Reuters
A longstanding feud between two families erupted into a gun battle at a town fiesta in the southern Philippines, leaving seven dead and 31 injured, the military said Saturday. In a delayed report, it said the victims were caught in the crossfire Tuesday between the Tulawie and Tan families, who clashed in a public square in the town of Jolo.
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April 28, 1991 | Reuters
A longstanding feud between two families erupted into a gun battle at a town fiesta in the southern Philippines, leaving seven dead and 31 injured, the military said Saturday. In a delayed report, it said the victims were caught in the crossfire Tuesday between the Tulawie and Tan families, who clashed in a public square in the town of Jolo.
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August 23, 1988
Two men opened fire outside a restaurant in the Manila suburb of Makati where South Korean opposition leader Kim Dae Jung was attending a dinner party with Philippine Defense Secretary Fidel V. Ramos, police said. Neither Kim nor Ramos were injured in the gun battle, in which one assailant and two of Ramos' bodyguards were wounded.
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January 2, 1989 | From Reuters
Eleven Filipinos were killed and about 2,000 injured in firecracker blasts, stabbings and shootings during New Year's revelry, officials said Sunday. Police said two people died in blazes sparked in Manila slums by firecracker explosions. Filipinos traditionally set off firecrackers and shoot guns into the air to usher in the New Year. The state-owned Philippines News Agency, quoting police officials in the capital, said the celebration was relatively peaceful.
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January 26, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Cardinal Jaime Sin on Sunday blamed government failures in land reform for the deaths of 15 protesters last week, and it was announced that five members of the nation's human rights committee have resigned in protest over the shootings. Sin, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Manila, who played a key role in bringing President Corazon Aquino to power last February, called on her to act urgently on land reform during his weekly homily.
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January 18, 1988 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
More than 25 million Filipinos flocked to tens of thousands of polling centers today to elect 16,454 local officials after a bloody, 45-day grass-roots election campaign that left at least 82 dead, 52 wounded and 17 kidnaped. Voting was heavy, and election officials said this afternoon that the situation was "generally peaceful" throughout the country.
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January 24, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Candles flickered in the street Friday where Philippine soldiers had gunned down peasant demonstrators 24 hours earlier, and the leaders of both the left and right insisted that President Corazon Aquino must take full responsibility for one of the bloodiest police actions in Philippine history. Aquino, who said she was "deeply saddened" by the killing of at least 15 unarmed protesters, canceled all engagements and official appointments Friday.
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November 24, 1988
Gunmen surrounded a church in a Philippine mountain village and opened fire, killing 17 worshipers and injuring nine, the military said. A military spokesman blamed Communist rebels for the attack but said investigators were unsure of a motive. The government-run Philippines News Agency quoted a survivor as saying that the villagers in the town of Asturias, which is on the southern island of Cebu, had gathered for evening prayers Tuesday when the gunmen opened fire.
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January 18, 1988 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
More than 25 million Filipinos flocked to tens of thousands of polling centers today to elect 16,454 local officials after a bloody, 45-day grass-roots election campaign that left at least 82 dead, 52 wounded and 17 kidnaped. Voting was heavy, and election officials said this afternoon that the situation was "generally peaceful" throughout the country.
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