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NPA member surrenders in Occ Mindoro Daily Tribune p. 3 A communist rebel voluntarily surrendered to military authorities in Occidental Mindoro on Friday morning. The rebel returnee was identified as Richard Galgo Salcedo alias Brazil, 29, as resident of Sitio mamara, brgy Mapaya, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. He was a member of Platoon 1, Kilusang Larangan Guerilla 2, Island Committee, Mindoro. Clash A platoon leader of NPA killed in clash with Army soldiers in Laguna, a military official said yesterday. Capt. Gene R Orense, CMO officer, 202 Infantry Brigade, 210, said that the clash took place in barangay Butnog, Magdalena, Laguna, last Wednesday. 4 rebels killed inclash Four suspected members of the NPA, including an assistant of a rebel commander, were killed in a five-minute clash with government forces in Sitio Tamale, Barangay Oigmala, Bongabon, Nueva Ecija on Thursday night. Manila Bulletin p. 14

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AFP 1l£LA.TED ISSUES Binay, Enrile, Pangilinan top ROTC centennial rites POI p. A-8 The Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) continues to serve 100 years on. Tonight, therefore, it is celebrating its centennial by toasting 100 of its most distinguished graduates in a ceremony dubbed "Gabi ng Parangal" and hosted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Luisia tillers want military out Three groups of farmers started yesterday a signature campaign demanding that President Aquino, the Commander-in-Chief of the AFP, immediately pull out soldiers from hacienda Luisita,in which his family has a "vested interest". Groups investigate militarization reports at Hacienda Luisita Possible military abused has reared its ugly head anew at Hacienda Luisita, which is owned by President Aquino's relatives and subject of a Supreme Court order for land distribution, as representatives of cause-oriented groups went to the vast Cojuangco-Aquino estate to conduct a factfinding mission on the situation of its farm workers amid reports of militarization and harassment by military and private security groups. Phil Star p. A-26

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Ampatuan Sr. still in ICU; may have pneumonia, says docs POI p. A-6 Andal Ampatuan Sr., patriarch lof the clan accused of masterminding the 2009 Maguindanao massacre, remains in the intensive care unit (ICU) at the AFP mMedical. Center (formerly V. Luna), a military spokesperson said yesterday. Andal Sr. confined at military hospital Phil Star p. 18 Former Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr., one of the primary suspect in the November 2009 Maguindanao massacre, will have to stay for five more days in the AFP Medical Center in Quezon City. Mag-amang NPA, sumuko na Balita p. 2 "Pagod na kami na maghabulan!" Ito ang nagging katwiran ng limang myembro ng rebeldeng NPA na sumuko sa pamahalaan sa lalawigan ng Sarangani, iniulat kahapon. Fil-Swiss traders's murder a 'barbaric act' - AFP Daily Tribune p. 1 The AFP has described the NPA admission that it was responsible for the killing of a Filipino-Swiss trader as a "barbaric act".

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.,A communist rebel voluntarily surrendered t~military authorities Mindoro on Friday morning. The rebel returnee was J identified as Richard Galgo Salcedo alias Brazil, 29, a resident ofSitio ' I Mamara, Brgy Mapaya, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. He was a member ,. I of Platoon 1, Kilusang Larangan Guerilla 2, Island Committee, Mindoro. I Salcedo gave himself up to Lt. Col. Ted Dumosmog, commanding . I officer ofthe Army's SOlst Battalion in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro, His surrender was made possible through the efforts of Corp.lsmael . I Corn~o,. Pvt. 1st Class Stepehen Larupayand Salcedo's brother Ronald I alias Mark, a rebel surrenderee. I Ka Brazil said he decided to return to the fold of the law to end the I.hardships he suffered in the mountains and to live a "normal lffe." I He said his surrender was inspired by the plans and programs of the government and the humane treatment his former companions I who surrendered earlier through the Balik Lipunan Program (Hawak I Kamay Program) of the 203rd Infantry Brigade received. He encouraged J his other comrades tofollow his lead. IKa Brazil is now in the custody of 8~h Infantry Battalion for I I Interrogation and custodial debriefIng. I I The provincial government headed by Gov. Bamlrez-Sato said he I will continue to support the military In solving the insurgency problem I in the province. He expressed willingness to help former rebels who I I surrender by providing financial assistance to start a living. I I. Col. Johnny Macanas, Acting Commander of the 203rd Infantry I I Brigade, said the surrender by Ka Brazil and other rebels in the past 1 I prove the loosening hold of the communists over their supporters. He I fsald the resolution of the insurgency in the province will improve I I I peace ~d order towards t~e ~r~vince's development. Efren B. ~.I
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killed in a clash with Army soldiers in Laguna, a military official said yesterday. Capt. Gene R. Orense, Civil-Military Operations (CMO) officer, 202nd Infantry Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (2ID), said that the clash took place in Barangay Butnog, Magdalena, Laguna last Wednesday. Orense sald that elements of the Ist Infantry Battalion led by 1Lt Aaron Nasataya were on routine patrol in the area when they encountered some 10 NPA insurgents. The firefight resulted in the death of a certain Menesis Tena, alias "Onad," leader of . platoon "Magnu ", sub-regional I military area guerilla unit 1 : (SRMA GU-l), an NPA unit operating in Southern Tagalog but based in Laguna province. (Elena Aben)

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BONGABON,Nueva Ecija _ Four suspected members of the New People'sArmy (NPA)[ including an assistant of a rebel commander, were killed in a five-minute clash with· government forces in Sitio Tamale, Barangay Digmala here, on Thursday night. The fatalities were identified as Benjamin Peralta alias Gani, Otoy and Dnil, considered as the "secretary" or the highest ranking leader in terms of maintaining the ideological capacity of the said NPA uniti a certain alias Sara, and two others who were still unidentified. Military here said the four are remnants of the insurgency-free provinces of Nueva ECija and Aurora. Troops of the 81st Infantry Battalion under llt Saturnina Enofre recovered from the encounter site one M16 rifle, one carbine rifle, one AS-caliber pistol, two improvised explosive devices, two fragmentation grenades, food stuffs, assorted medicines, and documents with high intelligence value. .The military troops were scour- . ing the area and coordinating with local government units as of yesterday for the identification of the two slain rebels and the disposition . of the two others who were left behind by their' comrades. Brig. Gen Alan R. luga, commander of the Army's 7th Infantry Division, said "this is definitely another big blow in their leadership and organization. Your Army here in Central luzon will make sure that armed groups will unable to use force to threaten our citizens."

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THE RESERVE Officers'Training Corps (ROTC) continues to serve 100 years on. Tonight, therefore, it is eelebrating . its centennial by toasting 100 of its most distinguished grad uates in a ceremony dubbed "Gabi ng Parangal" and hosted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines. From Vice President Jejomar Binay and Senate President . Juan ,Ponce Emile to businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan and University of the Philippines president Alfredo Pascual, the lOO'will be honored at Tejeros Hall in the AFP Commissioned Officers Club, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. "The military cannot be more proud and at the same time inspired by the achievements of the graduates of the ROTC p~.o-"
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its theme "ROTC Centennial, 100 years of Molding Leaders from Among our Youth in Nation-Building and in Defense of the Motherland," AFP spokesperson Col. Arnulfo Burgos said. The theme serves as a reminder of the corps' contribution toward producing a number of exceptional leaders, and accomplished individuals in various fields, he added. Established in 1912, the ROTC was a mandatory twoyear military training course for male college students until it became one of three compo. nents of the National Service Training . Program in 2002, along with civic welfare and literary training service, for all college students.

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The AFP said the ROTC program "contributed to the success and character of those who are working at present in nongovernment services such as media, sports, the academe, business and industry, faith-based groups and nO)J.government organizations." "The century-old corps' pro-

gram also honed the skills of our men and women in the m\litary and other uniformed services," it said. . Noted ROTC graduates now in the government include Bangko Sentral ng PiliIlinas Governor Amando Tetangco Jr., Metropolitan Manila Developmen! . Authority Chair Francis Tolentino, Presidential Communications Operations OfficE:: Secretary Herminia Coloma: Jr., . Interior Secretary Jesse Robre- . do, Senators Franklin Drilon and Francis Escudero, and former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. . In the private sector, ROTC graduates include Concepcion Industries chair Jose Concepcion Sr., broadcaster and former Vice President Noli de Castro, Gawad Kalinga chair Antonio Meloto Jr. and Philippine National Red Cross head and former Sen. Richard Gordon.

gram," said AFP Chief of Staff Lt.' Gen. Jessie D. Dellosa in a statement. "The sense of patriotism that was inculcated in them by the program was one of the driving factors that made them excel in their respective fields.' Wp .arf> rrnri m ist ic the ROTC program will continue to shape leaders of character from future generations," he said.

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ANGELES CITY - Three cienda Luisita's 4,915 hectares groups of farmers started yes- and accused the Cojuangcoterday a signature campaign Aquinas of continuing to "emdemanding that President ploy schemes, threatening them Aquino, the commander-inwith violence and deceiving chief of the Armed Forces of farmworkers just to keep their the Philippines. (AFP), imrne- .control over the hacienda." diately pull out soldiers from The farmers said former: Hacienda Luisita, in which his President Corazon Aquino: family has a "vested interest." "thwarted the distribution" : The Alyansa ngManggagaof the hacienda by "enacting .. wang Bukid sa Asyenda Luisita the Comprehensive. Agrarian' (Arnbala) the Luisita Unyon ng Reform Law or Republic ACt .. rnga Manggagawa sa Agri- 6657, provisioning the Stock kultura (Uma) and the Luisita Distribution Option (SDO) Peasants and People's Alliance that was implemented by the (LUPPA) said soldiers have Cojuangco-Aquinos." remained in several barangays The SDO, they said, caused within the hacienda" using. the poverty and misery' among farm . barangay halls as their base. . workers and "became the very . . They identified the "mili- basis" of the strike that ledto . tarized" baranga ys as Balete, the Hacienda Luisita massacre Mapalacsiao, Lourdes, Cutcut, on Nov. 16,·2004,in which seven Asturias within. Tarlac City; farm workers Were killed. Motrico and Bantog, Bayan in Thethree farmers' groups also La Paz and Mabilog, Pando, appointed from among themand Parang in Concepcion. selves members of a fact-finding "We are demanding the group to gather data about l1Upullout of the military as they . man rights abuses committed by threaten us farm workers who the military in the hacienda. are asserting our-rights to land. AMGL chairperson J 0-' Also, they have no business in seph Canlas said the alleged Hacienda Luisita, as everybody. militarization of the hacienda, k.'10WS that this is an agrarian even during the Arroyo admin- I issue already decided upon by istraticn.has claimed the lives i the Supreme Court," Ambala of several persons: Marcelino: chairperson Felix Nacpil Jr,said. Beltran, chairperson of Alyansa The Supreme Court, in a ng mga Magbubukid sa Tarlak unanimous decision on Nov. 22, (AMT) and vice-chairperson of 2011, favored the distribution AMGL; Tarlac City councilor hacienda lands that used to be Abel Ladera; Philippine IndecontroIled by the Cojuangcopendent Church Bishop Alberto controlled Hacienda Luisita Inc. Ramento and priest William ·The firm he 5 a pending petition Tadefia: United Luisita Workfor reconsideration. ' ers Union leader Tirso Cruz The farmers said they are and Bayan Muna leader Victor the "legltL.'11 te owners" of Ha- Concepcion. . PUbLIC AtrAlmt-DlfillflllU. mrepij.~,.nlN.\N1I1.- .~ ml, \vllhZ.1613J Local:

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Groups investigate militarization reports at Hacienda Luisita
Possible military abuse had reared its ugly head anew at Hacienda Luisita, which is owned by President Aquino's relatives and subject a Supreme Court order for land distribution, as representatives of causeoriented groups went to the vast Cojuangco-Aquino estate to conduct a fact-finding mission on the situation of its farm workers amid reports of militarization and harassment by military and private security groups. The Alyansa ng mga Manggagawang BUkid sa Asyenda Luisita (Ambala) said in a statement that the Alyansa ng mga Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luzon, Karapatan, Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura,'Luisita Pe asant s ' and Peo pies' Alii an ce, and other organizations will Join the fact-finding mission that covers the barangays (villages) of Balete, Mapalaesiao, Lourdes, Cutcut and Asturias in Tarlac City; Motrico and Bantog in La Paz; and Mabilog, Pando, and Parang all in Concepcion. Ambala chairman Felix Nacpil Jr. urged the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine National Police and other paramilitary groups to withdraw their forces from the hacienda and stop harassing farm workers who are· now considered the legitimate owners of the land based on the SC decision issued last November. Ambala and other farmers' organizations had filed a petition before the Supreme Court to finally resolve the issues in the Hacienda to start the land . distribution process. However, the Hacienda Luisita.Inc, (HLI) management had sought a reconsideration and at the same time is asking for a steep price as government payment for land apprcpriation. Hl.I, In a petition, said while it would respect whatever is the SC declsion on the earlier ruling of . the Presidential Agrarian Reform Council; it will seek P 10 billion in government compensation for the 6,OOO-hectare sugar estate. CBCP-NASSA {Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines-National Secretariat OFfICEOFTHEARMYCHIEFPUBUCAFFAIRS-Em; for Social Action, Justice and lno.(02) Peace) chief and

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website Bulatlat.comreported long oppression and deception that 100 security guards, ten bythe Cojuangcoshouldfinally Manila Auxiliary Bishop elements of the Tar.lac end so that we could peacefully , Broderick Pabillo earlier had 'provincial police and 15 cultivateHaciendaLuisitaas our issued a statement, sayingthat members of the Philippine source of food and livelihood," the Pto billioncompensationthe Army escorted the fencing of Nacpilsaid. 'Cojuangcosare asking for the agricultural lands at Balete TheAlyansang Magbubukid hacienda was "totally unfair." village at Hacienda Luisita. ' sa Gitnang Luson (AMGL) The struggle of the Morethan 300members of condemned the use of, farmworkersin the Cojuangco- Ambalablockedthe putting up government forces, under the controlled hacienda has been ,offences that resulted in the command of President Aquino, bloody,ever since. security guards, police and in attacking the farm workers. In November 16, 2004, at militarytiringshots eighttimes. "It i.sa testament to howthe least 14farmWorkers ere killed w "Theythought we would be President's family' mobilizes and severalotherswerewounded cowed by the gunfire. Wepad state securityforces to suppress when the State forces allegedly it when we were massacred on the just and legitimateassertion fired against the rallying November 16, 2004. But we of the farm workers over the workers. stayed put and continued to lands. The Aquino government Duringtheheightoftheanti-block the fencing: It is a now replicates the state insurgency campaign by the triumphant defense of our repression by the previous .. former Arroyo government, rights to the land,"Nacpilsaid.. Arroyo government," Randall several farmworker-leaders ' Farm workers "started Echanis, deputy secretary from the hacienda had been cultivating the land after the general of the Kilusang slain allegedlydue to their tight SUpreme Court issued a MagbubukidngPilipinas(KMP) for the ownership of the lands' decision in July 2011,stating, said in a.separate statement. ofthe disputed hacienda. among others, that the farm ,Echanis called on the Marcelino Beltran, workers must be given the SupremeCourtto "inunediately chairperson of Alyansang mga option to choose between decide with finality on the tdagbubukid saTarlak(AMT) and owningland or stocks. distributionofHaciendaLuislta, vice-chairperson of AMGL, In a decision in November including the more than 500Tarlac City councilor Abel 2011, the high cou rt hectares illegally sold by the Ladera;PhilippineIndependent unanimously ordered the Cojuangcosto ReBC." ChurchBishopAlbertoRamento distribution of more than 4,000 "In light of. the renewed and priestWilliam Tadefia; LWU hectares of land to farm worker at tacks against the farm U .leader Tirso Cruz,Bayan Muna beneficiaries but ~lso upheld workers, the high court should leader VictorConcepcion,were that a local bank, Rizal nowbreaktheCojuangcoAquinos killed by alleged military and Commercial Banking Corp. monopolyand control over the paramilitary forces. (RCBO) fthe Yuchengco o group, lands and put an end to the In the report of United was Ii "buyer in good faith." continuing feudal exploitation Nations' special rapporteur on Accordingto Jobert Pahilga, and oppression suffered by the extrajudicial killings, Philip lawyer of the Ambala and farm workersfrom the hands of Alstonhad positivelyidentified, executivedirector ofthe Sentro the President's family,'Echanis the military as the "brain" para sa Tunay na Repormang' said. ' behind the killings of activists, Agraryo (Sentra), the RCBC Inthe same vein,Anakpawis actively criticizing the 'acquired the 500-hectare land Rep. Rafael V. Mariano said, socioeconomic and on November 24, 2004 as "Whilefarmers are demanding sociopolitical policies of the payment for the loan of Luisita for land and justice, the former administration. Industrial Park Corporation Cojuangeo-Aquinos continue "There are overwhelming (Lipco).The transfer was made withtheir legacyoflandlordism reasons why the milita;y eight days after the massacre. and violence against farmers." should be pulled out of "How could it be that the "Luisita farmersHacienda Luisita,farmworkers whole world, except the RCBe, beneficiariesare demandingfor who are legitimately and knows that the land is under the immediate distribution of morally upholding their rights dispute?" Pahilga said in a some 4,915-hedareagricultural to hind are usual targets of forum last January.: '_.:' lands in Luisita. Instead, the rights abuses and it would ' "We' are the legitimate President's family unleashed a continue unless they are out owners of the 4,915hectares. of series of attacks against of the hacienda," the Ambala landand the Cojuangco-Aquinos farmers and farm workers leader said. . ' must recognizethat it is legally fighting for their right to the Last February 20, militant and morallyours. Thp dec~rlps- lands."

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Former Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr., one of the primary accused in the in November 2009 Maguindanao massacre, will have to stay for five more days at the Armed Forces of the Philippine's Medical Center (AFPMC) in Quezon City. Ampatuan, who is detained at the Quezon City Jail annex in Bicutan, Taguig, was first rushed to the TaguigPateros Hospital at 1:20 p.m. Friday by personnel of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BIMP) after complaining of difficulty in breathing and vomiting blood. Two hours later, Ampatuan was transferred to the AFPMC, according to Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo. Ampatuan had been earlier confined at the BJMP infirmary for high fever and high blood pressure. "He (Ampatuan) was taken to ' (AFPMC) because the Taguig-Pateros Bu rgo s- clarified that Am.patuan hospital is not equipped to treat him. was admitted to the AFPMC as an Doctors say he may have to stay ... .for ,emergency case patient and was not five more days," Robredo said. cleared by the court. Because of this, He added that the AFPMC is the he could only stay at the military most secured government hospital to ' hospital for ;2.4 hours after admission, treat the elder Arnpatuan. he said. ', He said the Philippine National "If there's no court order allowing Police (PNP) General Hospital is also his confinement, he would be returned not equipped to treat him and the' to his detentiori cell at the Metro Macourt had already been notified of his nila District Jail in Bicutan," he said. transfer to the AFPMC. Director Rosendo Dial of the BJMP Robredo said a security task force, said Ampatuan was also found to be composed of personnel both from the suffering from Type 2, diabetes and BJMP and the PNP, is securing Am- hypertensive cardiovascular disease. patuan during his stay at the AFPMC. . "He (Andal Sr.) is still weak but conMilitary doctors said Ampatuan could scious. He's on dextrose," Dial said. be suffering from chronic alcoholic liver : The jail official noted that as of yesdisease and chronic obstrucive pulmonary terday, relatives have yet to 'Visit Amdisease. . patuan but stressed that they would be Col. Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos, AFP. allowed to be with him if they come to spokesman, said Ampatuan remains at the military hospital. - Mike Frialde, the surgical intensive. care unit. Reinir Padua, Jaime Laude

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FllSwiss trader's murder a 'barbaric act' - AFP
The Arm e'd Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has described the New People's Army (NPA) admission that it was responsible for the killing of. a Filipino-Swiss trader as a "barbaric act." AFP Civil Relation Service.chief Brlg.Gen Rolando Tenefrancia said the communist group's admission to the slaying of Patrick Wineger was a clear manifestation that the NPA rebels do not value human rights. "This is a clear violation of human rights: Moreover, what the NPA did proved that they are judge and executioner rolled into one. Indeed they practice 'kangaroo court,' a barbaric act," he said. Winiger was shot at close range by two NPA hitmen at the Kidapawan public market last March 7. The suspects also took the victim's pistol which was used to finish him off. The Merardo Arce Command of the Southern Mind anao Regional Operations Command of the NPA , in . a statement, said it carried out the murder because of Winiger's alleged participation in the killing ofItalian missionary priest Fr. Fausto Tentorio in Arakan, North Cotabato last October. Winiger, who was abducted by kidnap-for-ransom gangs in la70s, managed a banana plantation in Makilala, North Cotabato which employed fermer NPAs who returned to the fold of the government. The military and local government officials have separately condemned
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Correspondent THE Philippine Air Force (PAF) has commissioned into service four brand. new Polish-made (model W-3A Sokol) Falcon helicopters, the first batch of eight units delivered recently by contractormanufacturer PZL-SMdnil< worth P3.2 billion. The acquisition of. additional air . assets for the PAF was a project of . the administration of: former president and now. Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo who is now under detention at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center on charges of electoral sabotage. "The lack of equipment has always been our handicap but despite that, we never put our guards down and instead focused on our strength, the talent of our people. Sometimes the joke hurts that we only have air but no force but eventually this will be a thing of the past, we can now see a horizon of better
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times;' Air Force chief Maj. Gen. Lauro Catalina de la Cruz said during commissioning of the newly acquired aircraft at Air Force City in Clark, Pampanga, on Saturday. The helicopters are designed as transport aircraft manned by two pi, lots with 12 passenger seats and will be used for combat support and disaster missions. It has a maximum speed of 235-km/h and maximum range of 734-km . o The air assets bolster the Air Force's capability which continues to depend heavily on its aging Hueys, which had earned the monicker "flying coffins" or "widow-makers:' De la Cruz expressed hopes the remaining four units will be delivered by the contractor in November. "Alam ko na maraming matutuwa sa hanay ng ating mga kasamahan sa Army at Navy/Marines sa mas pinaigting na kakayahan na maibibtgay ng kanilang PAF sa pamamagltan ng mga helicopter na ito;' de la Cruz said.
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BAGONG PAMBATO Papalipad ang Sokol combat utility helicopter matapos ang turnover ceremony sa Air Firce City sa Clark, Pampanga noong Biyernes. Ang unang batch ng helicopter ay bahagi ng P2.B billion na acquisition contract ng AFP at PZL-Swindik SA. K.J RQsales

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