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Arroyo warns threat remains

Philippines President Gloria Arroyo has said the threat against her government is “far from over”, despite crushing a military-backed mutiny over the weekend. Ms Arroyo said the “plotters, operators, financiers and backers” behind Sunday’s rebellion were still at large, and that the state of rebellion she declared on Sunday would remain in force. But she said the threat posed by the plotters was being contained, and would soon be completely under control. “We are engaged in pre-emptive measures – administratively, operationally and politically,” Ms Arroyo said. The government is anxious to identify the ringleaders behind Sunday’s coup attempt, which saw 300 soldiers occupy a shopping complex in Manila for 20 hours, demanding that Ms Arroyo step down. Full Story

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