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Philippines Supreme Court to weigh whether Ver is tried

The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will hold a hearing tomorrow to decide whether to stop the government's ombudsman from prosecuting armed forces chief Fabian C. Ver and 25 others implicated in the Benigno Aquino assassination.

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Meanwhile, the mother of Rolando Galman, who the military said killed Aquino, sought a writ of habeas corpus for her son's wife, who has been missing for nine months. Saturnina Galman's daughter-in-law Lina Lazaro is a key witness in the case.

Also, the presidential palace announced that President Ferdinand E. Marcos has decided to seek reelection in three years.