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In Manila, Backlash Mounts Against Aquino

Philippine President Benigno Aquino is facing the biggest challenge of his political career as more people come to believe he is responsible for a bungled January police operation that left 44 police commandos and at least 23 others dead. The president’s ratings have dipped below 50 percent for the first time since he took office in 2010. At a Manila area neighborhood traffic command post, traffic manager Romeo Maglaya shakes his head and wrinkles his face in disgust at the fact that he...

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