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 n.— «After almost six years, RAM leader and now neophyte Senator Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan finally got his long-standing wish to be part of a “successful” and bloodless coup d’etat—sa Senado nga lang. Mr. Honasan is reported to have had a big part in plotting the ouster of presidentiable Edgardo Angara as Senate headman.» —“Shoptalk” BusinessWorld (Philippines) Sept. 7, 1995. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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