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Thousands of Filipinos demonstrated in Manila to demand that President Corazon Aquino allow deposed President Ferdinand E. Marcos to return from exile in Hawaii to bury his mother, Josefa Edralin Marcos, who died May 4. The demonstrators held an all-night rally, but their numbers dwindled, and they dispersed peacefully hours before the dawn deadline set by police for them to clear a bridge they had occupied near the presidential palace. In another development, a military court convicted 106 soldiers of taking part in a failed coup in support of Marcos in January, 1987, and sentenced the leaders to 12 years of hard labor.


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