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2006-02-19 01:47:31

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine army tightened security on Sunday after finding a bomb in its top military academy, one of the alleged targets in a plot to overthrow and possibly kill the president, military sources said. The device, loaded with 5 lbs (about 2 kg) of TNT, was found late on Saturday hidden in a clutch bag near the parade ground at the Philippine Military Academy, where President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was meant to attend an annual reunion this...

2006-02-17 00:41:44

By John O'Callaghan MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine government and armed forces said they were containing a plot to overthrow and perhaps even kill President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo by fugitive mutineers backed by retired officers and opposition figures. "Everything is under control," Lieutenant Colonel Tristan Kison, the armed forces spokesman, said on radio on Friday. He said extra security was in place and the justice department was investigating the masterminds but troops were...

2005-12-12 02:40:10

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine troops loyal to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo uncovered an attempt by rogue soldiers to seize power over the weekend, a senior military official said on Monday. Rumours of plots against Arroyo, or any other leader, are relatively routine in the Philippines, where army-backed "people power" uprisings toppled two presidents and there have been at least a dozen coup attempts since 1986. But fresh talk of action by some elements of the...