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Bush to Offer Arroyo Help on Philippine Militants

After an 18-hour visit to Japan, President Bush was on his way to spend eight hours in the Philippines on Saturday to voice support for President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s campaign against militant groups. Bush will become the first U.S. president since Dwight Eisenhower in 1960 to address the Philippines’ Congress. In his speech, a senior U.S. official said, Bush will ask: “What can we do to help?” Bush will offer support to Arroyo as she tries to make the often-unsettled Philippines military more effective against militant groups of various ethnic and political stripes. Full Story

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