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2005-08-21 00:25:34

By Stuart Grudgings MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo faces a crucial week as flagging opposition attempts to impeach her come to a head and a court rules on the centrepiece of her economic reform plans. Since her presidency was taken to the brink of collapse last month when ministers and other allies deserted her, Arroyo has used her formidable political machinery to shore up her support and fend off a steady stream of fresh allegations against her....

2005-08-10 02:30:12

By Stuart Grudgings MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine legislators began hearing impeachment complaints and fresh allegations of election fraud against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Wednesday as a months-old scandal continued to paralyze her administration. A committee from the lower house of Congress started and then postponed until Monday a hearing on impeachment cases against Arroyo after squabbling over procedures, making a slow start to a lengthy process. With the cases expected to...

2005-07-26 01:13:14

By Stuart Grudgings MANILA (Reuters) - A political crisis that has shaken the Philippines and put off investors looked set on Tuesday to grind on for months with an impeachment case against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo entangled in Congress. The opposition's failure to muster enough support for a quick impeachment trial has bought Arroyo valuable time as she tries to shift the focus back to her economic reforms and pushes an overhaul of the dysfunctional political system. But it...

2005-07-25 05:58:15

By John O'Callaghan MANILA (Reuters) - President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said on Monday it was time to overhaul a dysfunctional political system in the Philippines but avoided any mention of an attempt to impeach her over allegations of vote-rigging and corruption. The annual state of the nation address, carried live on radio and television, fell short of what many analysts had expected to be a rousing plan of action at a time of deep political crisis. The opposition -- united in wanting...

2005-07-24 22:23:11

By John O'Callaghan MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo faces protests and the threat of impeachment on Monday as she gives a key policy speech staking out her plans to overcome a political crisis and push economic reforms. Before she sets out her achievements and goals in the annual state of the nation address starting at 4 p.m. (0800 GMT), Arroyo's foes in the lower house of Congress will try to muster enough support for a motion to impeach her. Ronaldo...

2005-07-24 01:52:34

By John O'Callaghan MANILA (Reuters) - President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo must give the speech of her political life on Monday to convince Filipinos and foreign investors she can overcome scandals to deliver on her economic and social reforms. The achievements and plans set out in the annual state of the nation address will fall on deaf ears among enemies trying to impeach her in Congress and the leftists, students, farmers and opposition groups planning street protests as she speaks....

2005-07-23 02:41:12

By David Fogarty MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine government expressed frustration on Saturday at opponents trying to topple the president, saying they can't make up their minds how to tackle voting-rigging allegations against her. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is facing her worst crisis since coming to power in 2001 and the opposition is demanding she quit over allegations she cheated her way back into office in presidential elections last year. Investors are worried weeks of...

2005-07-22 03:22:27

By David Fogarty MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine opposition said on Friday it fears the government will try to scuttle its impeachment case against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and vowed more street protests if their bid to unseat her fails. Arroyo is facing her worst crisis since coming to power in 2001 and has faced protests, cabinet resignations and calls by leading figures to quit over allegations she cheated her way back into office in presidential elections last year. She...

2005-07-20 04:57:16

By Dolly Aglay MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine opposition politicians said on Wednesday they were hardening up an impeachment case against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and intended to file at least 10 charges against her within days. Arroyo, whose second term is due to run until 2010, is battling a crisis centerd on allegations she cheated her way back into office during last year's presidential election and that members of her family took kickbacks from illegal gambling. She has faced...

2005-07-18 06:14:27

By John O'Callaghan MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine opposition, warming to the idea of impeaching President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, said on Monday it was seeking to broaden the complaints against her with help from disgruntled former ministers. A week before Arroyo gives a critical speech to the nation amid her worst political crisis, the opposition said it planned to widen the scope of its impeachment to include new allegations against her, in addition to that of attempted...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
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This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.