Bad Boys

When 296 mutinous soldiers tromped out of Makati's Oakwood Premier serviced apartments last week, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo survived her greatest challenge in 19 months in office.

Or did she?

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The soldiers are suspected of being only the rump of a conspiracy that intended regime change. "There are plotters, operators, financiers and backers, both in and out of government, who are still in the cold," Arroyo told a business group last week. According to Senator Rodolfo Biazon, vice chairman of the Senate committee on defense and a former military Chief of Staff, more military men...

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