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Five Filipino workers at U.S. military bases in the northern Philippines died of cancer during the last seven years, but there was no indication their deaths were work-related, the U.S. Embassy said. The statement was in response to a newspaper report that 20 Filipinos died of asbestos poisoning over several years at the Subic Bay navy base and eight from radiation-induced cancer at two Air Force communications stations also on Luzon Island.

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