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Philippines House quashes presidential impeachment bid

[JURIST] The Philippine House of Representatives [official website] Monday defeated [press release] an impeachment bid against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo [BBC profile] for alleged bribery, graft, corruption, and human rights abuses. The impeachment petition, filed by opposition lawmakers [JURIST report] earlier this month, needed approval of one-third of the House before the Philippines Senate could initiate a trial. However, 184 out of 240 lawmakers voted to uphold the decision by the House Justice Committee which dismissed the complaint against Arroyo on a technicality for lack of substance.

Since her election in 2004, Arroyo has overcome multiple impeachment efforts accusing her of rigging the presidential elections [JURIST reports] and corruption. AP has more.

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