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Between 8,000 and 10,000 Filipinos marched through Manila’s Makati financial district in support of President Corazon Aquino’s peace initiatives with Communist rebels. Yellow confetti poured from windows of office buildings festooned with ribbons and banners. Some marchers carried signs that read, “Give Peace a Chance.” Another sign read “Rambo, Go to Hawaii,” a suggestion that Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile, who has criticized Aquino, join ex-President Ferdinand E. Marcos in exile. Meanwhile, attorney Romeo Capulong, representing the Communist panel negotiating with the Aquino government, said a preliminary accord may be signed soon.


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