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The Philippines Struggles to Cope With Deficits and Insurgents

In the last few months, Armando Rosimo had become a symbol of hope in the Philippines, a fearless government investigator leading a series of inquiries into the pervasive tax evasion, corruption and fraud by wealthy families and big businesses that have crippled this nation’s finances for decades. But as Mr. Rosimo drove his Honda Civic out the front gate of his home on the morning of Oct. 16, a man waiting just outside with a pistol fired two .45-caliber bullets into his head, killing him, the Philippine National Police reported. The gunman and five accomplices yanked open the car’s doors, checked to make sure Mr. Rosimo was dead, then commandeered a passing van and disappeared, said Col. Don Montenegro, the senior police superintendent investigating the case. Full Story

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