Opponents of Philippine President Arroyo file new impeachment complaint

Other News Materials 13 October 2008 07:28 (UTC +04:00)

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's opponents have filed a new impeachment complaint against her over alleged corruption, vote-rigging and other crimes, but the government predicts the bid will fail like three previous attempts, AP reported.

Key complainant Jose de Venecia III says the new complaint, filed Monday, consolidates previous and new allegations of corruption and constitutional and human rights violations against Arroyo.

Arroyo, who was swept to power in 2001 after then President Joseph Estrada was ousted by a nonviolent "people power" revolt, has steadfastly denied any wrongdoing in office. She won a six-year term in a regular presidential election in 2004.