Philippines: Calm in streets after ex-president’s arrest

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November 20, 2011
Seattle Post-Intelligencer    
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"It's business as usual in the Philippines, with no army unrest or fears of massive street protests despite the dramatic arrest of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo .... Backers of the ailing Arroyo, who was arrested at a Manila hospital Friday for alleged election tampering, have accused President Benigno Aquino III's administration of filing the criminal complaint 'with indecent haste' to prevent her from leaving the country. Arroyo, 64, had earlier obtained Supreme Court approval to go [abroad] for medical treatment." (11/20/11)  

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