[Blueboard] Newsbriefs 2 August Morning

Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan slb at admu.edu.ph
Tue Aug 2 11:29:46 PHT 2005

*Newsbriefs 2 August Morning
Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan*

*Business *(slb)**

U.S. Crude Oil price went up by U.S.$1.00 or 1.65% to close at $61.57 
per barrel, after earlier reaching a new record high of $62.30.

*House allows 'creeping' impeachment **(philstar.com)*
The House of Representatives agreed last night to allow the "creeping" 
impeachment process sought by opposition congressmen in their effort to 
oust President Arroyo. The "creeping" impeachment refers to the gradual 
gathering of signatures to reach the required number of 79 House 
members, or one-third of the House, needed to send the amended 
impeachment complaint against Mrs. Arroyo to the Senate for trial.

Nograles said a creeping impeachment will be allowed "but unlike in the 
11th Congress, the committee on justice will have to submit its report 
and voting will have to be done in plenary."

According to San Juan Rep. Ronaldo Zamora, who heads the opposition's 
impeachment team, as of last weekend, 10 more signatures had been 
obtained, for a total of 52. This is still 27 shy of the necessary 79 

*Bribe witness surfaces *(abs-cbnnews)

A former official in President Arroyo's office alleged Monday he had 
personal knowledge that she rigged last year's election, saying he 
witnessed a supporter distributing bribes to election officials in her 

Michael Angelo Zuce, who worked at the Presidential Liaison Office for 
Political Affairs, told a news conference that he also paid bribes to 
election officials in Mindanao--with money from his office--to ensure 
Mrs. Arroyo's May 2004 victory.

The President, facing impeachment over vote-rigging and other 
allegations, denied the new charges Monday and challenged her accusers 
to take the case to court.




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