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From left, Thein Sein, president of Myanmar; Benigno Aquino III, president of the Philippines; Lee Hsien Loong, prime minister of Singapore; Yingluck Shinawatra, prime minister of Thailand; Nguyen Tan Dung, prime minister of Vietnam; and Hun Sen, prime minister of Cambodia, join hands after a signing ceremony of adoption of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration during a summit for the association in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Sunday. (Associated Press)

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Sunday “this framework agreement paves the way for final and enduring peace in Mindanao,” the southern Philippine region that is the homeland of the country’s Muslims. (Associated Press)

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III speaks on national television from the Malacanang Palace in Manila on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Mr. Aquino said his government had reached a preliminary peace agreement with the nation's largest Muslim rebel group in a major breakthrough toward ending a decades-long insurgency in the country's south. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III speaks on national television from the Malacanang Palace in Manila on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Mr. Aquino said his government had reached a preliminary peace agreement with the nation's largest Muslim rebel group in a major breakthrough toward ending a decades-long insurgency in the country's south. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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Protesters burn an effigy of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during a rally at suburban Quezon City northeast of Manila on Monday to protest his third State of the Nation address. Police secured the House of Representatives, where Mr. Aquino spoke. Several people were injured when riot police clashed with thousands of left-wing and trade union protesters who were seeking higher wages, land reform and a halt to alleged human rights violations. (Associated Press)

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Protesters burn an effigy of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during a rally at suburban Quezon City northeast of Manila on Monday to protest his third State of the Nation address. Police secured the House of Representatives, where Mr. Aquino spoke. Several people were injured when riot police clashed with thousands of left-wing and trade union protesters who were seeking higher wages, land reform and a halt to alleged human rights violations. (Associated Press)

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President Obama meets with Philippines President Benigno Aquino III (left) on Friday, June 8, 2012, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Obama meets with Philippines President Benigno Aquino III (left) on Friday, June 8, 2012, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Protesters burn an effigy of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during a rally near the president's Malacanang Palace in Manila on Labor Day, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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Protesters burn an effigy of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during a rally near the president's Malacanang Palace in Manila on Labor Day, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III (left) talks with Myanmar President Thein Sein after a group photograph at the opening ceremony of the 20th ASEAN summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III (left) addresses the National Criminal Justice Summit in Manila on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, as Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona (right) and Anti-Graft Court Presiding Justice Francisco Villaluz Jr. listen. (AP Photo/Malacanang Palace Photo Bureau, Gil Nartea)

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, center, Vice-President Jejomar Binay, left, and former President Fidel Ramos, right, link arms as they sing a patriotic song to celebrate the 25th anniversary of People Power Friday Feb. 25, 2011, at the People Power Monument along EDSA highway at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Mr. Ramos was one of the leaders of the nearly bloodless four-day people power revolution 25 years ago that ousted the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos from 20-year rule and helped install Aquino's mother Corazon "Cory" Aquino to the presidency. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)