Philippine lawmakers ask court to haltnew U.S. defense

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    A group of left-
    wing Philippine lawmakers on
    Tuesday petitioned the Supreme
    Court to immediately halt a new
    defense pact with the United States,
    saying it was barred by the
    constitution.
    The petition by members of the lower
    house of Congress was the second
    legal challenge this week to the pact,
    and is bound to draw attention to
    President Benigno Aquino's battles
    with the courts.
    The courts have blocked many of the
    government's reforms since Aquino
    came to power in 2010, including a
    landmark law creating a truth
    commission to examine the
    wrongdoings of past administrations.
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