Philippine President Aquino Faces Growi…

After five years of relatively stable government – for the Philippines, anyhow – President Benigno S. Aquino III has found himself with trouble on several different fronts and with his once-formidable popularity descending rapidly. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin acknowledged in a Senate hearing on Feb. 13 that coup rumors are circulating although seasoned political analysts give them little credence. Despite the rising crescendo on social media, Aquino appears secure enough.

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