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2005-09-07 02:44:42

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Thousands of people planned to march in the Philippine capital on Wednesday, trying to keep up the momentum of street protests against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo a day after she survived an impeachment attempt. Protesters ranging from left-wing militants and students to a small number of Catholic bishops planned several rallies, ignoring the government's call to bury the hatchet after months of bitter feuding that has worried investors. Tens...

2005-09-06 04:40:45

By Stuart Grudgings MANILA (Reuters) - Thousands of people took a campaign to oust Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to the streets on Tuesday after Congress rejected an attempt to impeach her over election fraud and graft allegations. Led by "people power" icon Corazon Aquino, they marched on the Congress building chanting "Gloria resign!" after the opposition failed to gather the one-third of lower house votes it needed to keep its hopes of impeaching Arroyo alive....

2005-09-05 02:49:06

By Edward Davies MANILA (Reuters) - Opponents of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo vowed on Monday to march on Congress to keep pressure on her ahead of an impeachment vote that she is expected to survive. Analysts said her solid majority in Congress should ensure Arroyo wins the vote, which is expected to take place later this week after lengthy speeches by law-makers starting on Monday. But it may prove a hollow victory, leaving suspicions that she has used her...

2005-09-04 22:50:31

By Edward Davies MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is expected to survive an impeachment vote in Congress this week, but analysts say it is unlikely to signal an end to a months-old crisis that has hurt her presidency. In a setback for the opposition, a Congress committee packed with Arroyo's allies on Wednesday rejected impeachment complaints against her over allegations of electoral fraud and graft. The opposition needs one-third of lower house votes...

2005-09-04 01:29:46

By Edward Davies MANILA (Reuters) - Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is expected to survive an impeachment vote in the Philippine Congress on Monday, but that is unlikely to draw a line under a months-old crisis that has hurt her presidency, analysts say. In a setback for the opposition, a Congress committee packed with Arroyo's allies rejected on Wednesday impeachment complaints against her over allegations of electoral fraud and graft. The opposition needs one-third of lower house votes to...

2005-08-30 08:49:43

By Stuart Grudgings MANILA (Reuters) - Allies of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo crushed a bid to impeach her over allegations of electoral fraud and graft on Tuesday, hoping to draw a line under a months-old crisis that nearly unseated her. But while she is now out of the danger of two months ago, when desertions by allies took her to the brink, an embittered opposition and lingering doubts over her legitimacy look set to haunt her four-year-old presidency for some...

2005-08-29 08:08:59

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Lawmakers allied with Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo plan to throw out impeachment proceedings against her this week in an attempt to end a months-old political crisis, a former ally said on Monday. A committee in the lower house of Congress is due to resume debate on Tuesday before its 95 members begin voting on whether to accept only one or all three impeachment complaints against Arroyo over allegations of electoral fraud and...

2005-08-27 03:43:24

MANILA (Reuters) - About 80 percent of Filipinos want President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to be removed from office through an impeachment process, an independent survey showed on Saturday. A lower house committee is due to resume a debate on Tuesday before its 95 members begin voting on whether to proceed with three impeachment complaints. The telephone survey of nearly 600 people in the Philippine capital Manila was taken on three dates -- after her apology for a "lapse in judgment"...

2005-08-24 06:40:55

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - The campaign to oust Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo appeared to be wilting on Wednesday as her foes voiced concern that lawmakers were being bribed or pressured to withdraw support for her impeachment. Citing family reasons, congressman Eulogio Magsaysay on Wednesday withdrew his signature from a motion to impeach Arroyo as a committee stacked with Arroyo allies resumed debate on which of three impeachment cases should be taken up....

2005-08-23 05:08:28

By Stuart Grudgings MANILA (Reuters) - Gloria Macapagal Arroyo moved to tighten her grip on the Philippine presidency on Tuesday, using her overwhelming majority in Congress to frustrate opposition attempts to impeach her over allegations of wrongdoing. Lawmakers in a committee dominated by Arroyo loyalists exchanged legal arguments for three hours on which of three separate impeachment complaints should be taken up. The opposition is arguing that all three complaints should be...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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