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November 16, 1984



Manila

Aquino panelist willing to help prosecute seven

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The chairman of a commission of inquiry into the murder of Philippines opposition leader Benigno Aquino said Thursday she would help prosecute an Air Force general and six others she implicated in the killing. But the chairman, retired Judge Corazon Agrava, said she would not help in prosecuting those not named by her in her dissenting minority report.

Meanwhile, the acting armed forces chief offered a $5,000 reward yesterday for information leading to the arrest of the gunman who killed Cesar Climaco, mayor of Zamboanga, a leading opponent of President Marcos. Lt. Gen. Fidel V. Ramos, ordered by Mr. Marcos to investigate Wednesday's killing, flew to the city, southeast of Manila, and created a special task force of military and civilian officials to investigate the murder.