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Philippine President Gloria Arroyo hopes that U.S. military advisers, training and equipment will enable her government to eliminate what she considers her country's own terrorist problem: the Abu Sayyaf guerrillas. So far, 5,000 Filipino soldiers have been unable to defeat the small insurgency. NPR's Eric Weiner reports from Basilan Island in the Philippines.