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Support for Philippine president crumbles

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s presidency was in tatters Friday, her base of support eroding by the hour, as former backers abandoned the Philippine leader and added to calls for her resignation over an election scandal. But in a radio address as thousands of people protested against her in Manila’s financial district, Arroyo defiantly vowed not to quit, criticized those urging her to resign – including former President Corazon Aquino, a close ally – and said she was forging ahead by naming a new Cabinet. Full Story

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