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Manila forces beefed up for security, Reagan visit

About 1,600 extra troops and tanks have been moved to Manila to inhibit further antigovernment riots and establish an early security presence weeks before President Reagan's visit in November, military and diplomatic sources said Monday.

The political opposition, which has called for cancellation of Mr. Reagan's visit, said it will still press ahead with demonstrations against the US President.

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Meanwhile, President Marcos said on national television that he is willing to appoint new members to the commission investigating the murder of opposition leader Benigno Aquino Jr. to ensure impartiality. The opposition dismissed the offer as favoring the government.