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Impeachment move filed against Philippines' Aquino

Jul 08, 2014    

REUTERS - A former Philippine congressman on Monday filed an impeachment complaint against President Benigno Aquino for bribery and violating the constitution, but analysts said the popular leader could defeat the motion, thanks to his grip on the legislature.It is the first time that Aquino, whose popularity rating in the past four years has stayed above 40 percent, could face impeachment for distributing his discretionary funds to lawmakers, an act the Supreme Court has declared illegal. "The complaint is based on three grounds, namely, bribery, betrayal of public trust and culpable vio...

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