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Israelis in Philippines Reported Safe

All Israelis in the Philippines are safe following the failed coup attempt there this weekend, Israel’s ambassador in Manila said Sunday in a telephone interview broadcast here on army radio.

The envoy, Yoav Bahiri, put the number of Israelis there at about 100, including tourists and permanent residents.

President Corazon Aquino appears to have defeated the attempted military coup, which began last Thursday. There was heavy fighting for a time in the heart of Manila.

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