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Philippines' Aquino insists: "I am not a thief"

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino went on national television Wednesday to publicly declare that he was "not a thief" in an attempt to head off a growing corruption scandal that threatens to derail his political agenda. 

Philippine President Benigno Aquino addressing the nation from Malacanang Palace in Manila, on October 30, 2013

In a rare, live address to the nation on TV and radio, Aquino defended hundreds of millions of dollars in government spending that has come under scrutiny as he lashed out at the opposition, saying they were stirring up controversy to divert attention from their own corruption scandal.

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