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2005-07-17 21:32:35

By John O'Callaghan MANILA (Reuters) - A week before a crucial policy speech, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is trying to project an image of a leader focused on the economy and the people, rather than one beset by political crisis and clinging to power. Arroyo, fighting allegations of vote-rigging in last year's election and graft in her family, survived a wave of resignations and defections on July 8 with the support of a few key allies. On Monday, she was due to swear in...

2005-07-17 04:33:42

By Stuart Grudgings MANILA (Reuters) - A minister said on Sunday he had resigned from Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's cabinet, underlining sharp divisions in her government as she tries to ride out the worst crisis of her presidency. Silvestre Afable, the president's communications director, told reporters in a cellphone text message that he had resigned on July 6, two days before the mass resignation of 10 cabinet officials and agency heads. He gave no reason for his...

2005-07-16 01:40:32

By John O'Callaghan MANILA (Reuters) - Supporters of the Philippine president will pour into a park in the capital on Saturday, hoping for a huge turnout to upstage a recent protest by 30,000 people demanding she step down. Steadied by a few key allies, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has dug in her heels to ride out mass resignations and defections that a week ago appeared to be driving her four-year presidency to a rapid end. Manila Mayor Lito Atienza, an Arroyo loyalist, said the gathering of...

2005-07-14 05:21:48

By Stuart Grudgings MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo hit back at her enemies on Thursday, saying they offered a "road that leads to nowhere" as the opposition prepared to take its campaign to unseat her to Congress. A day after 30,000 protesters marched and chanted in Manila calling for her resignation over allegations of vote-rigging in last year's election and corruption in her family, Arroyo said she had no intention of quitting. She continued to rebuild...

2005-07-10 21:49:09

In July 10 MANILA story headlined "Philippine bishops give battling Arroyo big reprieve" please read in 6th paragraph "....under Benedict, the new pope" .... instead of .... "under Benedictine, the new pope." By Bill Tarrant MANILA (Reuters) - Influential Roman Catholic bishops in the Philippines on Sunday rejected calls for Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to step down, handing the embattled president a major reprieve after weeks of turmoil. No single option regarding Arroyo could claim to be...

2005-07-10 20:43:23

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was seen as having won crucial breathing space on Monday after Catholic bishops declined to call on her to quit, but investors fretted the decision may prolong uncertainty. Adding to concerns about the economic impact of Arroyo's worst crisis, ratings agency Fitch said early on Monday it had cut its outlook on Philippine debt to negative because the political situation may hurt efforts to cut its debt burden. "Definitely the...

2005-07-10 07:55:51

By Bill Tarrant MANILA (Reuters) - Influential Roman Catholic bishops in the Philippines on Sunday rejected calls for Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to step down, handing the embattled president a major reprieve after weeks of turmoil. No single option regarding Arroyo could claim to be morally correct, said Fernando Capalla, outgoing president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), reading from a statement. "Therefore, we declare our prayerfully discerned collective...

2005-07-10 04:56:04

By Bill Tarrant MANILA (Reuters) - Influential Roman Catholic bishops in the Philippines on Sunday rejected calls for Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to step down, handing the embattled president a major reprieve after weeks of turmoil. "We declare our collective decision that we won't demand her resignation," said Fernando Capalla, outgoing president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), reading from a statement. The politically powerful Catholic Church, which played a...

2005-06-28 11:01:39

By Stuart Grudgings MANILA (Reuters) - Opponents of Philippine President GloriaMacapagal Arroyo stepped up calls for her to resign on Tuesdayafter she admitted talking to an election official duringvote-counting, but analysts said she appeared safe for now. Arroyo saying late on Monday she had a "lapse in judgment"looked set to embolden the opposition, which says recordings oftelephone conversations prove she cheated in last year's poll. But analysts doubt her opponents have the strength...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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