Source Pravda.Ru

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo faces impeachment

Opposition lawmakers threw the impeachment process against Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo into chaos Tuesday, claiming her backers were unjustly trying to quash the case.

Some members of the House justice committee walked away from their seats, throwing papers into the air, as committee chairman Rep. Simeon Datumanong tried to cut off debate for a vote on which of the three impeachment complaints should be considered, the AP informs.

Arroyo is the second Philippine president in five years to face impeachment. Pro-Arroyo legislators dominate the 236-member House, but opposition lawmakers have said they are confident they can get 79 members to support the charges against Arroyo and try her in the Senate.

Opposition lawmakers and left-wing groups warned of massive protests if pro-Arroyo legislators kill the impeachment charges on a technicality.

Dozens of left-wing activists, wearing monkey masks, rallied near the House's main gate, carrying placards that read: "Impeach Gloria! No more monkey business."

About 1,000 protesters, including opposition lawmakers and politicians, marched toward Congress, where they were joined by more than 2,000 other protesters as riot police stood by.

"If Mrs. Arroyo thinks she can secure the presidency if the impeachment complaint is thrashed, she's wrong," said Emmi de Jesus, a protest leader. "If she's not impeached now, she will risk ouster by 'people power'."

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
Comments
Russian Guard to see enemies behind walls
USA to ruin Russian-Japanese relationship with the help of Aegis Ashore system
The Myth of the Gene: Genetics, Epigenetics and the Organism-Environment Loop
Russia to spend trillions to upgrade its army and navy before 2027
Bloomberg makes gloomy forecast of brightless future for Russia
Trump's national security strategy sheds no light into the dark tunnel of US-Russian relationship
Should Russian athletes go to non-Olympic Games in South Korea?
Aliens invade US-Russian relationship
Trump's national security strategy sheds no light into the dark tunnel of US-Russian relationship
Surviving Gaddafi to run for president of Libya
Russia starts transforming Syria
Russia starts transforming Syria
Russia starts transforming Syria
Russia starts transforming Syria
Russian athletes announce their decision about 2018 Winter Olympic Games
Russia starts transforming Syria
Russia starts transforming Syria
Bloomberg makes gloomy forecast of brightless future for Russia
Bloomberg makes gloomy forecast of brightless future for Russia
Bloomberg makes gloomy forecast of brightless future for Russia
Human Organs Trafficking Prospers Amid Crisis