[JURIST] The Philippines government on Tuesday denied a witness's accusation that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo [Wikipedia profile] bribed election officials and threatened a lawsuit. Arroyo says people are being paid to testify against her as part of impeachment proceedings [JURIST report]. Michael Angelo Zuce, a former aide, says Arroyo paid officials [Scotsman report] during a meeting in January 2004. Zuce's former boss however denied the accusation and says that Zuce is suffering from financial troubles [ABS-CBN report] and needs money [ABS-CBN report]. Xinhua has more.