In this Thursday Jan. 31, 2013 photo, police officers man a police assistance desk at an intersection in Manila, Philippines. Security problems are not new to the Philippines - kidnappings and bombings have plagued the south of the country for decades - but the latest rash of violence comes as President Benigno Aquino III tries to shore up foreign investments and restore Filipinos' confidence in their government. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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In this Thursday Jan. 31, 2013 photo, police officers man a police assistance desk at an intersection in Manila, Philippines. Security problems are not new to the Philippines - kidnappings and bombings have plagued the south of the country for decades - but the latest rash of violence comes as President Benigno Aquino III tries to shore up foreign investments and restore Filipinos' confidence in their government. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
In this Thursday Jan. 31, 2013 photo, police officers man a police assistance desk at an intersection in Manila, Philippines. Security problems are not new to the Philippines - kidnappings and bombings have plagued the south of the country for decades - but the latest rash of violence comes as President Benigno Aquino III tries to shore up foreign investments and restore Filipinos' confidence in their government. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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