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Obama to visit Philippines in Oct.

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U.S. President Barack Obama will visit the Philippines next month to hold talks with his Philippine counterpart about ways of boosting Washington's ties with Manila, a Philippine official said Saturday.

Edwin Lacierda, spokesman of President Benigno Aquino, said Obama will visit Manila on Oct. 11-12 on Aquino's invitation.

"President Obama will meet President Aquino to discuss ways to further strengthen the enduring Philippines-U.S. alliance, including the expansion of our security, economic, and people-to-people ties," Lacierda said.

==Kyodo

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