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Speed Ordered on Anti-Estrada Motion

October 24, 2000|From Times Wire Reports

The Philippine Congress took a first step toward the impeachment of President Joseph Estrada on charges that he accepted millions of dollars in illegal gambling payoffs. House Speaker Manuel Villar ordered that an impeachment resolution filed last week by opposition lawmakers be handled urgently by the Committee on Justice. Pro-Estrada legislators control Congress and would probably reject an impeachment call if it reached the full legislature.

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