Photo: Anti-Arroyo Protests In MindanaoFebruary 29, 2008 at 7:54 pm | Posted in 1 | Leave a comment
More than a thousand Filipinos gather at the Rizal Park in Davao City in Mindanao on Friday, February 29, 2008 for an interfaith rally as part of a nationwide protest calling for the ouster of embattled Philippine leader Gloria Arroyo over corruption charges involving the flawed and overpriced national broadband network deal with China’s ZTE Corp. Similar protests are also held in Zamboanga, General Santos, Davao, Cotabato and other key cities in Mindanao. In Manila, tens of thousands of anti-Arroyo protesters also gather to demand Arroyo’s resignation.
Latest surveys show Arroyo remains unpopular among Filipinos and many say she is one of the most hated presidents in the country’s political history. (Keith Bacongco / AKP Images)