Philippine rebel violence


Suspected Muslim rebels shot dead three soldiers and five rubber plantation workers Sunday in the latest bout of violence that has killed dozens in the southern Philippines in days. The week’s killings have put extreme pressure on President Benigno Aquino to review the faltering peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), with some leading lawmakers calling for an all-out war. Sunday’s casualties brought the number of deaths blamed on the MILF to 35 since last week, in what is the deadliest eruption of violence involving the separatist group in recent years.