Philippines opposition lawmakers file impeachment complaint against Arroyo Michael Sung at 8:57 AM ET
[JURIST] Opposition lawmakers in the Philippines House of Representatives [official website] filed a petition Monday calling for the impeachment of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo [BBC profile] for alleged bribery, graft, corruption, and human rights abuses. The impeachment complaint, which must be approved by the House of Representatives before the Philippines Senate can initiate a trial, is the second attempt by the opposition to impeach Arroyo this year. Opposition members have also accused government security forces of harassing and torturing alleged Communist guerrillas.
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