President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
drove her opponents to bring their case to Congress, where she said she is
ready to face impeachment. Her apparent intention was to take the steam
off the mounting protests in the streets. But the impeachment complaints –
which charged her with bribery, graft and corruption, betrayal of pubic
trust, and culpable violation of the Constitution – have all been killed
at the committee level and there is little hope that the process will get
anywhere else. This brings Arroyo full circle, facing anew the specter she
feared because she left the people with no other choice.
Salungguhit literally means to
underline; figuratively, to
underscore or highlight.
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