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Manila's Arroyo pardons nine leaders of 2003 coup

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Monday pardoned nine army officers convicted of a coup against her, and ordered a 10 percent pay hike for soldiers, moves aimed at consolidating her support in the military. Arroyo made the announcement during a ceremony to install a new chief of the military, which has consistently backed her during a turbulent seven years in power. Full Story

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