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1 January 2009

GMA (Manila)

MANILA, Philippines — Stray bullets killed a pedicab driver and wounded a barangay chief and a 12-year-old at the height of clashes between gang members in Manila in the early hours of New Year's Day. At around 1:45 p.m., Edna Ramos, chief of Barangay 119 in Tondo, was in the barangay hall on Coral Street when she heard a commotion outside. As she was about to step out to check, stray pellets from a sumpak, an improvised shotgun, hit her on the chin, according... (

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